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Carex hystericina

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Sedges, Wetland Grasses

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: high

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, neutral, 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: attracts birds, bog plant, colonizing, naturalizing, pond margin plant, swamp plant, wetland plant

Carex hystericina (bottlebrush sedge)
  • Carex hystericina (bottlebrush sedge)
  • Carex hystericina (bottlebrush sedge)

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Description

Carex hystericina

Also known as:

bottlebrush sedge

,

porcupine sedge

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Wetland status indicator OBL: almost always occur in wetlands.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

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

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: MD
  • Historical: KY
  • Sensitive: WA

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 hystericina bottlebrush sedge