Synonym(s): Carex convoluta, Carex flaccidula, Carex rosea var. pusilla
Image ID: 13401
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex rosea
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Last Modified: 2018-09-25
GENUS CODE: CAREX GENUS SCIENTIFIC:Carex GENUS AUTHORITY: L. GENUS COMMON: Sedge GENUS SUMMARY: (by Alan S. Weakley and Bruce A. Sorrie) GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: All species of this section in our area form large clonal colonies by rhizomes. GENUS REFERENCES: Mackenzie (1931-1935)=M; Ball & Reznicek in FNA (2002b); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b); Frye & Lea (2001). Key to sections adapted closely from FNA.
FAMILY CODE: CYPERA FAMILY SCIENTIFIC:Cyperaceae FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789 FAMILY COMMON: Sedge Family FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 100 genera and 5000 species, mostly herbs, cosmopolitan. FAMILY REFERENCE: Ball, Reznicek, & Murray in FNA (2002b); Muasya et al. (2009); Tucker (1987); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b).
FRUITING PERIOD: DISTRIBUTION
NATIVE RANGE: eastern & central U.S. & Canada HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Rosy sedge is an attractive, clumping sedge with thin, fine-textured leaves. It is adaptable to both dry and wet areas, making it ideal for difficult dry shady areas. Use rosy sedge as a low-growing groundcover, or as an interesting accent plant among spring wildflowers. Because it slowly spreads by rhizomes, it is also a good native substitute for non-native groundcovers such as liriope and mondograss. The Carex genus supports up to 36 species of lepidoptera.
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
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex rosea
COMMON NAME: Rosy Sedge
SYNONYMY: [= C, FNA, K, Pa, Tn, Va; < C. rosea - G, RAB, W, WH3 (also see C. appalachica and C. radiata); = C. convoluta Mackenzie - F, M, S; ? C. flaccidula Steudel]
HABITAT: Dry to dry-mesic hardwood forests, especially over basic substrates.
COMMENTS: NS west to MB, south to FL Panhandle and TX.
Key to Map SymbolsABOUT 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 L. (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.
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