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Lipocarpha micrantha

Lipocarpha micrantha (Vahl) G. Tucker

Smallflower Halfchaff Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Hemicarpha micrantha, Hemicarpha micrantha var. minor, Scirpus micranthus, Scirpus micranthus var. minor

USDA Symbol: LIMI12

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

Listed as an endangered species. Found only at two sites, one in southern B.C. and another in southwestern Ontario. Main threat is from degradation of habitat.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CT , DC , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WA , WI
Canada: BC , ON , QC
Native Habitat: Lakeshores

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.

Additional resources

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


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

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