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Carex platyphylla (Broadleaf sedge)
Bloodworth, Stefan

Carex platyphylla

Carex platyphylla Carey

Broadleaf Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CAPL5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Shape: Obovate
Leaf Apex: Apiculate , Aristate
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Achene

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Brown


USA: AL , CT , DC , GA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , ON , QC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist


Deer Resistant: Moderate

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex platyphylla in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex platyphylla in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex platyphylla


Record Modified: 2018-09-04
Research By: SET

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