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Carex siccata

Carex siccata Dewey

Dryspike Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex aenea, Carex foenea, Carex foenea var. enervis, Carex foenea var. foenea, Carex foenea var. tuberculata

USDA Symbol: CASI12

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (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: Scabrous
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AK , AZ , CO , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NB , NS , ON , SK

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: UPL FACU UPL FACU UPL UPL UPL FACU
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 siccata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex siccata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex siccata

Metadata

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

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