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Carex triangularis (Eastern fox sedge)
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Carex triangularis

Carex triangularis Boeckeler

Eastern Fox Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex vulpinoidea var. platycarpa

USDA Symbol: CATR6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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9 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun
Bloom Notes: Fruiting in June.


USA: AL , AR , GA , IN , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , OK , SC , TN , TX

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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1055 Collected 2007-06-18 in Harrison County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-07-20
Research By: DEW

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