Carex sparganioides

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Carex sparganioides
Carex sparganioides NRCS-1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. sparganioides
Binomial name
Carex sparganioides
Muhl. ex Willd., 1805

Bur-reed sedge (Carex sparganioides) is a perennial plant belonging to the sedge family (Cyperaceae). Its native range includes most of the Eastern and Central U.S., and it is typically found in hardwood or mixed forests.[1] It typically grows 30–100 centimeters (12–39 in) high, and contains teardrop-shaped seed sacs within egg-shaped spikelets.[2]

Carex sparganioides is considered endangered in Maine and New Hampshire. Good for soil stabilization on shaded slopes.[3]


  1. ^ Maine Department of Conservation Natural Areas Program
  2. ^ Young, Dick. Kane County Wild Plants & Natural Areas. 2nd Ed. 1994
  3. ^ USDA PLANTS Database