Carex glaucescens Elliott

  • 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 glaucescens Elliott

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 173 [Carex joorii L. H. Bailey]; pistillate spikes 3–6, mostly nodding, remote, often staminate at the tip; pistillate scales oblong to obovate, retuse, the thin sides purple-brown or reddish, the strong midvein prolonged into a cusp often as long as the body; perigynia broadly obovoid or rhomboid, very glaucous when young, 3.5–5 mm, 2-ribbed, otherwise only obscurely nerved or nerveless. Swamps and wet woods, chiefly on the coastal plain; se. Va. to Fla. and La. (C. verrucosa, misapplied)