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Carex crawfordii

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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: 1'-3'

Bloom Time: June, July

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

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

Additional Tags: colonizing, naturalizing, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, wetland plant

Carex crawfordii (Crawford's sedge)
  • Carex crawfordii (Crawford's sedge)
  • Carex crawfordii (Crawford's sedge)

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Description

Carex crawfordii

Also known as:

Crawford's sedge

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Scientific Synonyms:

Carex crawfordii var. vigens

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:
CT, IA, ID, IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NH, NJ, NY, OR, PA, VT, WA, WI

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: IL, PA
  • Special Concern: CT

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 crawfordii Crawford's sedge