Carex careyana

Torrey ex Dewey

Amer. J. Sci. Arts 30: 60, plate Bb, fig. 88. 1836. 1836

IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 447. Mentioned on page 443, 448.

Plants densely cespitose. Culms lateral, lax, drooping, or decumbent, 34–62 cm × 1–1.2 mm. Leaves: basal sheaths purple, sheaths 15–29 mm; blades erect or ascending, green, midrib and 2 lateral veins strongly developed, 14–48 cm × 4–18 mm, older ones shriveling or dead at tips. Inflorescences: spikes (2–)3–(–4) per culm, scattered; peduncle of pistillate spike usually erect or spreading, rarely drooping, exserted 0–11.5 cm; bracts sheaths green, occasionally with purple traces, from middle and proximal portions of culms with blades 2.1–9.2 cm × 1–4 mm. Pistillate spikes proximal sometimes basal, 7–18 × 4–7 mm. Staminate spike 1, pedunculate, oblanceolate to linear, 8–20 × 2–3.5 mm. Pistillate scales keeled, 3.5–4.2 × 1.8–2.2 mm, midribs green, margins hyaline, occasionally purple tinged outward, apex cuspidate to acute. Staminate scales 4–6 × 1.8–2.2 mm, midribs green, margins hyaline, purple outward, apex obtuse. Anthers 3.4–3.7 mm. Perigynia 4–9 per spike, overlapping, finely veined, ovoid, 5–6.6 × 2.5–3 mm; beak tapering. Achenes broadly ovoid, 4.5–6 × 2.4–2.8 mm, slightly to distinctly concave at maturity, tightly fitting in perigynia. Style ascending through entire orifice. 2n = 68.


Phenology: Fruiting spring.
Habitat: Rich, moist deciduous or deciduous-evergreen forests, on slopes, often around limestone escarpments and adjacent rocky woods, washes, sinks, or cave entrances
Elevation: 100–600 m

Distribution

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Ont., Ala., Ark., D.C., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Mich., Minn., Mo., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., Tenn., Va., W.Va.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Carex careyana"
Charles T. Bryson +  and Robert F. C. Naczi +
Torrey ex Dewey +
Ont. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, D.C. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Ky. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mo. +, N.Y. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, Tenn. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
100–600 m +
Rich, moist deciduous or deciduous-evergreen forests, on slopes, often around limestone escarpments and adjacent rocky woods, washes, sinks, or cave entrances +
Fruiting spring. +
Amer. J. Sci. Arts +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Carex careyana +
Carex sect. Careyanae +
species +