Carex deflexa Hornem.

  • 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 deflexa Hornem.

  • Description

    Species Description - Loosely cespitose and with rather short, slender rhizomes; stems slender, 1–2 dm, purple-tinged at base, usually surpassed by the lvs; lvs soft and thin, 1–3 mm wide; slender-pedunculate, near-basal pistillate spikes usually abundant; staminate spike terminal, 2–5 mm, often overtopped by one or more of the 2–4 associated pistillate spikes, the lowest one of these subtended by a green bract 5–20 mm; pistillate scales lance-ovate to oblong, as wide as but shorter than the perigynia; perigynia green, stipitate, 2–3 mm, the body obovoid or pyriform, 2-keeled, finely short-hairy, abruptly contracted to the minutely bidentate beak 0.4–0.7 mm; 2n=36. Moist open places, and margins of woods and swamps; Greenl. to Alas., s. in our range to Mass., n. N.Y., n. Mich., and n. Minn.