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Carex leavenworthii (Leavenworth's sedge )
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Carex leavenworthii

Carex leavenworthii Dewey

Leavenworth's Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Carex cephalophora var. angustifolia, Carex cephalophora var. leavenworthii

USDA Symbol: cale6

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.


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

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 leavenworthii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex leavenworthii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex leavenworthii


Record Modified: 2023-03-29
Research By: SET

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