Openfield Sedge (Carex conoidea)


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

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Carex
  • Family: Cyperaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N) SPM (N)
  • State T/E Status: IN (E) MD (E) NC (T) OH (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: IN (field sedge) MD (field sedge) NC (cone-shaped sedge) OH (field sedge)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW+
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FACW+) 3(FACW+) 7(NI)

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