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Broadwing Sedge (Carex alata)

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Carex Alata, or more commonly know as Broadwing Sedge, is a graminoid of the genus Carex. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Carex Alata or Broadwing Sedge's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Carex
  • Family: Cyperaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (E) IL (E) KY (T) PA (T) RI (SC)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (broadwing sedge) IL (winged sedge) KY (broadwing sedge) PA (broadwinged sedge) RI (winged sedge)


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