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Carex scirpoidea ssp. scirpoidea

Carex scirpoidea Michx. ssp. scirpoidea

Northern Singlespike Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Carex athabascensis, Carex scirpiformis, Carex scirpoidea var. scirpiformis

USDA Symbol: CASCS8

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
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AK , CO , ID , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NV , NY , OR , UT , VT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , NU , ON , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Calcareous soils.

Web Reference

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

Metadata

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

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