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Carex brevior

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

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

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry, moist, wet

Soil Description: average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 12"-18"

Bloom Time: April, May

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: drought tolerant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, wetland plant

Carex brevior (shortbeak sedge)
  • Carex brevior (shortbeak sedge)
  • Carex brevior (shortbeak sedge)
  • Carex brevior (shortbeak sedge)

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Description

Carex brevior

Also known as:

shortbeak sedge

,

straw sedge

,

plains oval sedge

,

fescue sedge

Scientific Synonyms:

Carex festucacea var. brevior

Description

Carex brevior is a fine textured, cool season grass.

Cultivation

The wetland indicator status is FAC: it occurs in wetlands and non-wetlands. Carex brevior is often found growing in dry, disturbed areas. It is highly adaptable, and will thrive in full sun savanna and prairie environments, in open woodlands, as well as in floodplains and stream margins with consistently wet soil.

Propagation

Propagate from seed.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

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 brevior shortbeak sedge