Carex alata

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Sedges, Wetland Grasses, Ornamental Grasses

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: high

Soil Moisture: wet

Soil Description: acid, neutral, average, clay, sand

Height: 2'-3'

Bloom Time: May, June

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: bog plant, clumping, colonizing, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, swamp plant, wetland plant

Carex alata (broadwing sedge)
  • Carex alata (broadwing sedge)

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Carex alata

Also known as:

broadwing sedge


winged sedge


broadwinged sedge

Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: CT, IL
  • Special Concern: RI
  • Threatened: KY, PA


Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Cyperaceae Sedge family
Genus Carex sedge
Species Carex alata broadwing sedge