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Carex vulpinoidea Michx.
Fox sedge, Brown fox sedge
USDA Symbol: cavu2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Tussocks with fine-textured bristly fruiting heads like a fox’s tail. Good colonizer of disturbed, open, moist ground.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Jul , Aug Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.
AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: NB
, PE Native Habitat:
Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field,Swamp/Marsh USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Clay, Loam
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Native plants to stop pond bank erosion
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From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff