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Carex stipata var. maxima

Carex stipata Muhl. ex Willd. var. maxima Chapm.

Stalk-grain Sedge, Stalkgrain Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Carex stipata var. uberior, Carex uberior

USDA Symbol: CASTM

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AL , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OH , PA , SC , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Seasonally saturated or inundated soils in wet meadows, marshes, edges of tidal marshes, cypress swamps, alluvial bottomlands.

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

Metadata

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

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