Carex normalis Mack.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Carex normalis Mack.

  • Description

    Species Description - Tufted, aphyllopodic, leafy-stemmed, 3–8 dm; main lvs 2.5–6 mm wide, shorter than the stem; sheaths ventrally hyaline; spikes 5–10, gynaecandrous, subglobose, 6–9 mm, sessile, loosely aggregated in an infl 3–5 cm, or the lowermost occasionally separate; pistillate scales ovate, much (ca 1.5 mm) shorter than the perigynia, hyaline, slightly brown-tinged, with green midnerve, acute or obtuse; perigynia ascending, planoconvex, ovate, green or pale greenish-brown, 3.3–4.4 mm, 2–2.5 times as long as wide, broadest at a fourth to a third their length, finely nerved dorsally, lightly or obscurely nerved ventrally, gradually tapering to the flat, serrulate beak; achene lenticular, 1.5–2 × 1 mm. Open woods and meadows; Me. to Mich. and S.D., s. to N.C., O., Mo., and Okla. (C. mirabilis, a preoccupied name) C. tincta Fernald, with brown scales pale at the margin, may be a hybrid with C. foenea.