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Carex aurea

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Sedges, Wetland Grasses

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: average, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 6"-18"

Bloom Time: May

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: deer resistant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, wetland plant

Carex aurea (golden sedge)
  • Carex aurea (golden sedge)
  • Carex aurea (golden sedge)

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Description

Carex aurea

Also known as:

golden sedge

,

golden fruit sedge

,

golden-fruited sedge

Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AZ, CA, CO, CT, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IL, PA
  • Rare: IN
  • Threatened: NH

Classification

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 aurea golden sedge