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Carex bicknellii

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

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, average, poor, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Time: May, June, July

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

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

Additional Tags: attracts birds, colonizing, deer resistant, naturalizing, stream margin plant, wetland plant

Carex bicknellii (Bicknell's sedge)
  • Carex bicknellii (Bicknell's sedge)
  • Carex bicknellii (Bicknell's sedge)
  • Carex bicknellii (Bicknell's sedge)
  • Carex bicknellii (Bicknell's sedge)

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Description

Carex bicknellii

Also known as:

Bicknell's sedge

,

Prairie sedge

,

copper-shouldered oval sedge

Scientific Synonyms:

Carex bicknellii var. bicknellii, Carex brevior var. crawei,

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, VT, WI

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: PA
  • Possibly Extirpated: ME
  • Threatened: NY, OH

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 bicknellii Bicknell's sedge