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Carex scirpoidea ssp. pseudoscirpoidea

Carex scirpoidea Michx. ssp. pseudoscirpoidea (Rydb.) Dunlop

Single Spiked Sedge, Western Singlespike Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Carex pseudoscirpoidea, Carex scirpoidea var. pseudoscirpoidea


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Dry ridge sites, fellfields with gravelly and noncalcareous soils.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex scirpoidea ssp. pseudoscirpoidea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex scirpoidea ssp. pseudoscirpoidea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex scirpoidea ssp. pseudoscirpoidea


Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

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