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Carex stipata var. stipata

Carex stipata Muhl. ex Willd. var. stipata

Awlfruit Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CASTS3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (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
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.

Distribution

USA: AK , AL , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2022-10-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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