Carex buxbaumii Wahlenb.

  • 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 buxbaumii Wahlenb.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems 3–10 dm, arising singly or few together from long creeping rhizomes, strongly aphyllopodic, not surrounded by old sheaths from previous years (but these often persistent separately from the new stems); lvs elongate, 2–4 mm wide; spikes mostly 2–5, approximate or somewhat remote, erect or closely ascending, sessile or (especially the lower) with ± well developed peduncle, the terminal one gynaecandrous, 1–3 cm, the lateral ones pistillate, about as long or somewhat shorter; bract subtending the lowest spike sheathless or nearly so, shorter to longer than the infl; pistillate scales lanceolate to lance-ovate, brown to purplish-black with a usually paler midrib, surpassing the perigynia, tapering to an awn-tip 0.5–3 mm; perigynia 2.7–4.3 mm, beakless or very shortly beaked, rather narrowly elliptic to elliptic-obovate or elliptic-ovate, firm-walled, not strongly papillate, light gray-green, densely papillate, 2-ribbed and with 6–8 inconspicuous or obscure nerves on each face; achene trigonous, somewhat narrower and much shorter than the perigynial cavity. 2n=74, ca 100, 106. Peat-bogs, marshes, wet meadows, and other wet places; circumboreal, s. to N.C., Ky., Ark., and Calif.