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Carex sparganioides (Bur-reed sedge)
Reveal, James L.

Carex sparganioides

Carex sparganioides Muhl. ex Willd.

Bur-reed Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CASP3

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To about 3 feet in height.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Cold Tolerant: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2018-08-30
Research By: JAM

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