Carex typhina

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Plant types and subtypes: Root Catalog, Grasses, Sedges

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: average, loam, sand

Height: 2'-3'

Bloom Time: June, July

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

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

Additional Tags: attracts birds, colonizing, deer resistant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage

cattail sedge
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Description

Carex typhina

Also known as:

cattail sedge

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Scientific Synonyms:

Carex squarrosa var. typhina

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: PA
  • Special Concern: CT
  • Threatened: MA, MI, NY

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 typhina cattail sedge