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Carex purpurifera

Carex purpurifera Mack.

Purple Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex laxiflora var. purpurifera

USDA Symbol: CAPU12

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Size Notes: Up to about 18 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , GA , KY , NC , OH , TN , VA

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2018-03-28
Research By: CBR

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