Etymology: Carex: the classical Latin name
Plants: perennial sedge
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = FAC Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos The Texas A&M Bioinformatics Working Group: Detailed drawings by Harry C. Creutzburg for Kenneth K. Mackenzie's (1940) North American Caricaea Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.