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Carex squarrosa (Squarrose sedge)
Smith, R.W.

Carex squarrosa

Carex squarrosa L.

Squarrose Sedge, Narrowleaf Cattail Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CASQ2

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: From about 12 to 28 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WI , WV
Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

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

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-05
Research By: JAM

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