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Carex fraseriana [= Cymophyllus fraseri]

Fraser's Sedge

Scientific Name:

Carex fraseriana [= Cymophyllus fraseri]

Genus:

Carex

Species Epithet:

fraseriana

Common Name:

Fraser's Sedge

Plant Type

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Cove forests, mostly rather acidic and associated with Rhododendron maximum, at moderate elevations.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

State Status:

W1: Watch List: Rare but Relatively Secure (*Key)

Bloom

image

Tom Harville

Plant

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Tom Harville

Seeds

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Martha Baskin

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plants


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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