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Carex lurida

Carex lurida Wahlenb.

sallow sedge, shallow sedge

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge)
image by Sorrie, Bruce A.
NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: CALU5
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex lurida
GENUS: Carex
FAMILY: CYPERA - Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Grass/Grasslike

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Alternate, Basal
LEAF COMPLEXITY: Simple
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NATIVE RANGE: e. North America to eastern Mexico

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USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: CALU5
USDA Common Name: Shallow Sedge
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV), CAN (LB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex lurida
COMMON NAME: Sallow Sedge
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, FNA, G, GW, K, M, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, WH3]
PHENOLOGY: Jun-Sep.
HABITAT: Bogs, fens, swamps, marshes, ditches, and other wetlands.
COMMENTS: NS west to MN, south to c. peninsular FL, Panhandle FL, and Mexico.
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Cyperaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Sedge Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 100 genera and 5000 species, mostly herbs, cosmopolitan.
REFERENCE: Ball, Reznicek, & Murray in FNA (2002b); Muasya et al. (2009); Tucker (1987); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Carex Linnaeus 1753 (Sedge)
SUMMARY: (by Alan S. Weakley and Bruce A. Sorrie)
REFERENCE: Mackenzie (1931-1935)=M; Ball & Reznicek in FNA (2002b); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b); Frye & Lea (2001). Key to sections adapted closely from FNA.

Seeds of Success (SOS)

SOS_NUM COL_DATE PERS_NUM STATE ECOREGION_III DETAIL
203 2015-06-25 64 North Carolina 45 Show
214 2015-07-13 59 North Carolina 63 Show
238 2015-08-17 65 North Carolina 63 Show
456 2016-07-13 61 Virginia 65 Show
463 2016-07-25 59 Virginia 63 Show

HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Carex lurida in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Carex lurida in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Carex lurida in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Carex lurida in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Carex lurida in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex lurida

NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE1: 13378
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 26916
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
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