Shortbeak Sedge (Carex brevior)

Shortbeak Sedge (Carex Brevior)
Credit: Jim Pisarowicz | | License: PD US NPS

Carex Brevior, or more commonly know as Shortbeak Sedge, is a graminoid of the genus Carex. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Carex Brevior or Shortbeak Sedge's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, 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)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(UPL) 2(OBL) 3(FAC) 4(FACU) 5(FAC) 6(OBL) 7(OBL) 8(FAC) 9(OBL)

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