Carex abscondita 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 abscondita Mack.

  • Description

    Species Description - Loosely tufted, seldom also with long rhizomes; fertile stems 0.5–2.5 dm, minutely hispidulous, much surpassed by the lvs; basal sheaths white to light brown; lvs roughened on the margins and toward the apex on the veins, those of the sterile shoots 3–9 mm wide, of the fertile ones 1.5–4 mm wide; terminal spike staminate, 0.5–1.2 cm, sessile or nearly so, often ± hidden by the bracts and pistillate spikes; pistillate spikes 2 or 3, 0.6–1.2 cm, often hidden in the foliage, the upper sessile or nearly so, the lowermost one usually basal, on a peduncle to 1.5 cm; pistillate scales acute; perigynia 3–9, overlapping, 2.8–4.2 mm, finely many-nerved as well as 2-ribbed, evidently trigonous, short-ellipsoid, rather abruptly narrowed to a short, slightly oblique beak with entire orifice; achene trigonous. Moist to wet woods and swamps; n. Fla. to La., n. to s. Ark., s. Ind., Va., and (mainly near the coast) Mass. (C. ptychocarpa, a preoccupied name)