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Carex saxatilis

Carex saxatilis L.

Rock Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex miliaris, Carex physocarpa, Carex rhomalea, Carex rotundata var. compacta, Carex saxatilis ssp. laxa, Carex saxatilis var. miliaris, Carex saxatilis var. rhomalea

USDA Symbol: CASA10

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Spike
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.

Distribution

USA: AK , CO , ME , MT , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: NB , NS

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW OBL OBL FACW OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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