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Carex hyalinolepis (Shoreline sedge)
Smith, R.W.

Carex hyalinolepis

Carex hyalinolepis Steud.

Shoreline Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex impressa, Carex lacustris var. laxiflora, Carex riparia, Carex riparia var. impressa

USDA Symbol: cahy3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Tuberous
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: 1-4 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Primarily occurs in moist to wet clay soils.

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 hyalinolepis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex hyalinolepis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex hyalinolepis


Record Modified: 2023-03-28
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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