Carex whitneyi


Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 7: 394. 1868.

Synonyms: Carex flaccifolia Mackenzie Carex jepsonii J. T. Howell
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 485. Mentioned on page 487.

Culms 25–100 cm. Leaves: sheath fronts brownish; blades 2–6 mm wide. Spikes: proximal pistillate spikes white, ovate, 7–30 × 5–9 mm, ciliate distally; terminal spike white-hyaline, tinged red-brown, ovate, 5–30 × 2–4 mm. Perigynia green, ca. 5-veined, 3.7–5.5 × 1.5–2.5 mm; beak tip with narrow, white margins. Achenes ovoid to obovoid, 2.8–3.9 × 1.7–2.4 mm.

Phenology: Fruiting summer.
Habitat: Dry, sandy and gravelly meadows, open forests
Elevation: 1200–3400 m


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