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Carex cristatella

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

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

Water Use: medium, high

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, rich, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Time: May, June, July

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

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

Additional Tags: deer resistant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, water garden plant, wetland plant

Carex cristatella (crested sedge)
  • Carex cristatella (crested sedge)
  • Carex cristatella (crested sedge)

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Description

Carex cristatella

Also known as:

crested sedge

,

crested oval sedge

Scientific Synonyms:

Cultivation

Wetland indicator status FACW: usually occurs in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
CT, DC, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

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 cristatella crested sedge