Carex bicknellii Britton

  • 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 bicknellii Britton

  • Description

    Species Description - In small tufts from a short, stout rhizome, aphyllopodic, 3–12 dm; main lvs 2–4 mm wide, shorter than the stem; sheaths ventrally hyaline; spikes 3–7, gynaecandrous, the pistillate part globose to ovoid, 8–12 mm, often clavate at base and to 18 mm including the staminate part, sessile, separate or somewhat aggregated into an oblong to linear cluster 3–7 cm; anthers 3–4 mm; pistillate scales lance-ovate, acute to acuminate, shorter (by 1–2 mm) and much narrower than the perigynia, pale brown with green midnerve and narrow hyaline margins; perigynia stramineous, broadly ovate, 4.2–7 (avg 5.7) mm, 1.3–2 times as long as wide, very flat, thin and almost translucent, broadly winged, sharply several-nerved on both sides, abruptly contracted to the flat, serrulate beak; achene lenticular, 1.6–2 × 1.5 mm; 2n=76. Open woods, fields, and meadows in moist or dry soil; Me. to Sask., s. to Del., O., Mo., Okla., and N.M.