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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

62. Cyperaceae, the Sedge Family

9. Hemicarpha Ness

2. Hemicarpha micrantha (Vahl) Britt.

Spikelets 1-4 mm long; scales with a green midvein, pale or reddish-brown on the sides, obovate to oblanceolate, acute to mucronate, incurved, 0.7-1 mm long; inner scale much shorter than the achene, often bifid, or the inner scale absent. Mature achenes brown, cylindrical, 0.5-0.8 mm long. Aug--Sep. Same habitats as the previous species; frequent in e and c NE, otherwise rare n probably as a waif; (ME to Ont. and MN, s to FL, TX, NM, AZ and the Pacific states; also Mex., C. and S.Amer. and the W. Indies).
GIF- Distribution Map

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