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Lesser Blackscale Sedge (Carex atrosquama)

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Carex Atrosquama, or more commonly know as Lesser Blackscale Sedge, is a graminoid of the genus Carex. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Carex Atrosquama or Lesser Blackscale Sedge's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Carex
  • Family: Cyperaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: WA (S)
  • State T/E Common Name: WA (blackened sedge)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 8(FACU) 9(NI) A(FACW)


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