Foxtail Sedge (Carex alopecoidea)


Carex Alopecoidea, or more commonly know as Foxtail Sedge, is a graminoid of the genus Carex. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Carex Alopecoidea or Foxtail Sedge's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • 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 (SC) IN (E) MA (T) ME (PX) NJ (E) OH (E) TN (E PX)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (foxtail sedge) IN (foxtail sedge) MA (foxtail sedge) ME (foxtail sedge) NJ (foxtail sedge) OH (northern fox sedge) TN (foxtail sedge)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 3(FACW+) 4(OBL)

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