Carex jamesii Schwein. - James' Sedge


 

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Carex jamesii - (image 1 of 5)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Cyperaceae

 

Section Phyllostachyae  

Habitat

Calcareous woods.

Associates

 

Distribution

Mainly Midwestern, from eastern NE, eastern KS, and eastern OK to MN, MI, and TN, occasionally south to LA and east to MD and NY.

Morphology

Tufted perennial 5-30 cm; primary leaves 2-3 mm wide; staminate scale truncate, erose, with a dark transverse apical band; lowest pistillate scale dilated-saccate at the base; perigynia 2-4, obpyriform, the body subglobose above a stipe-like base, distally rounded and abruptly prolonged into a slender three-angled beak.

Notes

Fruiting late May to early July

Wetland indicator: NA

This species is rare in NY but widely distributed in the state in calcareous regions.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 


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