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Carex tonsa var. rugosperma

Carex tonsa (Fernald) E.P. Bicknell var. rugosperma (Mack.) Crins

Parachute Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex rugosperma


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Scabrous
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Leaf: Bright green
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CT , DE , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NS , ON , PE

Additional resources

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


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

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