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Carex vulpinoidea

Carex vulpinoidea Michx.

fox sedge

Carex vulpinoidea (Fox Sedge)
image by Sorrie, Bruce A.
NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: CAVU2
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex vulpinoidea
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: North America

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USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: CAVU2
USDA Common Name: Fox Sedge
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY), CAN (AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK), FRA (SP
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW OBL OBL FACW FACW 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 vulpinoidea
COMMON NAME: Fox Sedge
SYNONYMY: [= F, FNA, G, M, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W; < C. vulpinoidea var. vulpinoidea - C, K; < C. vulpinoidea - GW, WH3 (also see C. annectens and C. triangularis)]
PHENOLOGY: Jul-Aug.
HABITAT: Low fields, ditches, fens, seeps, tidal freshwater marshes, other wet (and especially disturbed) sites.
COMMENTS: NL (Labrador) west to BC, south to FL, TX, Sonora, and CA.
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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
206 2015-06-25 66 North Carolina 45 Show
451 2016-07-12 61 Maryland 63 Show

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

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

NCBG RECORD
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