Monographs Details: Carex crawei Dewey
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Species Description - Stems 1–3 dm, stiff, solitary to loosely clustered on long rhizomes; lvs thick and stiff, pale green, 1–4 mm wide, usually curved or recurved; terminal spike staminate, 1–2 cm, its peduncle elongate, overtopping the pistillate spike and usually the bracts; pistillate spikes 2–4, the lowest almost basal, on short-exsert peduncles, the upper shorter-pedunculate or subsessile, short-cylindric, 1–1.5 cm; pistillate scales triangular-ovate, much shorter than the perigynia, acute, acuminate or short- cuspidate; perigynia crowded in several rows, ovoid to ellipsoid, 2.1–3.5 mm, sharply or obscurely nerved, rather abruptly tapering into a very short straight beak; 2n=38. Wet meadows, shores, and rock- ledges in calcareous districts; Que. to B.C., s. to N.J., Tenn., Ala., and Ark.