Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
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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