Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains
62. Cyperaceae, the Sedge Family
2. Carex L. -- Sedge
11. Carex canescens L.
Quite similar to C. brunnescens, differing as follows: Foliage
glaucous; leaf blades 2-4 mm wide. Spikes 4-8, ovoid to oblong-cylindric,
each containing 10-30 perigynia. Perigynia 1.8-3 mm long, 1.3-1.7 mm
wide, with a beak 0.4 mm or less long, not noticeably serrulate on the margins.
Jun--Jul. Wet mountain meadows, stream banks and boggy places in coniferous
forest; uncommon in the Black Hills, otherwise more common in mountains farther
w; (Circumboreal, in N.Amer. s to VA, OH, MN, SD, AZ and CA).
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