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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

62. Cyperaceae, the Sedge Family

9. Hemicarpha Ness

1. Hemicarpha drummondii Nees


Very similar to and often considered a variety of the following, differing in having scales with a curved awn ca. 2/3 the length of the scale body; inner perianth scale equaling or exceeding the achene and often cupped around it. Mature achenes black, obovate, compressed. Aug--Sep. Sandy shores and stream banks; uncommon in se ND, occasional in e and c NE; (OH to se ND, s to MO and TX, w to NM, AZ and the Pacific states).
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