Carex shortiana Dewey

  • 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 shortiana Dewey

  • Description

    Species Description - Stout, tufted, 4–8 dm; main lvs 4–8 mm wide; spikes 4–6, cylindric, erect, the terminal gynaecandrous, the lateral pistillate, the lowest on long slender peduncles, the others progressively less so or subsessile; bracts lf-like, sheathless or nearly so; pistillate scales ovate, nearly or quite as long as the perigynia, reddish-brown, acute or rounded and mucronate; perigynia spreading, flattened-trigonous, broadly obovate, 1.8–2.6 mm, nearly as wide, cuneate to the base, conspicuously 2- ribbed at the lateral angles, otherwise nerveless, minutely apiculate; achene concavely trigonous. Moist woods and meadows; Pa. and sw. Ont. to Ind., Io., Mo., Kans., and Tenn.