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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

62. Cyperaceae, the Sedge Family

2. Carex L. -- Sedge

27. Carex hyalinolepis Steud. -- Thinscale sedge


Quite similar to C. lacustris and sometimes treated as a variety of it, differing chiefly as follows: Lower leaf sheaths whitish to pale brown, not red-tinged, rarely breaking into fibers. Perigynia 5-8 mm long, with numerous very faint nerves which are slightly elevated or impressed. Wet meadows, marshes and swamps; rare in e and c NE; (NJ to s Ont. and NE, s to FL and TX). C. lacustris Willd. var. laxiflora Dewey.
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