Carex plantaginea

Carex plantaginea, commonly known as carex plantain, plaintainleaf sedge, or seersucker sedge,[1][2][3][4] is a perennial herb of the sedge family.

Carex plantaginea

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
C. plantaginea
Binomial name
Carex plantaginea


It grows up to 0.9 metres (2 ft 11 in) tall. It is distributed across much of eastern North America, from New Brunswick to Georgia, west to Minnesota and Iowa.


  1. ^ Ball, Peter W.; Reznicek, A. A. (2002). "Carex plantaginea". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). Vol. 23. New York and Oxford – via, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  2. ^ Kirschbaum, Chad. "Plantain-leaf sedge (Carex plantaginea Lam.)". Plant of the Week. U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Carex plantaginea Lamarck". Database of Vascular Plants of Canada (VASCAN). Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  4. ^ Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, Duhl, Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians, Lone Pine Publishing, (2005) p 397, ISBN 978-1-55105-428-5

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