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Carex scoparia

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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, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 18"-30"

Bloom Time: May, June, July

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

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

Additional Tags: attracts birds, bog plant, clumping, colonizing, naturalizing, pond margin plant, stream margin plant, swamp plant, wetland plant

Carex scoparia (broom sedge)
  • Carex scoparia (broom sedge)
  • Carex scoparia (broom sedge)
  • Carex scoparia (broom sedge)

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Description

Carex scoparia

Also known as:

broom sedge

,

pointed broom sedge

,

lance-fruited oval sedge

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

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

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, 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 scoparia broom sedge