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Carex stricta (upright sedge)


Wikipedia Abstract

Carex stricta is a species of sedge known by the common names upright sedge and tussock sedge. It is grass-like and can be difficult to distinguish from other plants, because of its long, triangular, green stems. The plant grows in moist marshes, forests and alongside bodies of water. It grows up to 2 feet (0.61 m) tall and 2 feet (0.61 m) wide. When the leaves die, they build on top of or around the living plant, making a "tussock". It is one of the most common wetland sedges in eastern North America.
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Allergen Potential [1]  High
Structure [2]  Grass

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Bank


E. Canada to C. & E. U.S.A.;

External References

USDA Plant Profile



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1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
4Butterflies of Canada, Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Maher Sanctuary, Grand Rapids Audubon Club
Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake
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