Carex triquetra

Boott

Proc. Linn. Soc. London 1: 259. 1846

IllustratedConservation concern
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 490. Mentioned on page 487.

Culms 30–75 cm, ± smooth. Leaf blades 2–4 mm wide, margins revolute. Spikes: lateral spikes all in distal 1/2 of stem, 10–45 × 4–7 mm; terminal spikes 10–35 × 2–4 mm. Pistillate scales 3-veined, ovate to ovate-circular, 3.7–5 × 2–2.6 mm, proximal ones shorter than perigynia. Perigynia 3.7–4.5 × 2–2.5. Achenes sessile, 3.3–3.5 × 1.9–2.5 mm.


Phenology: Fruiting late spring.
Habitat: Dry grasslands and scrub
Elevation: 0–600 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico (Baja California).

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.