Carex mitchelliana M.A.Curtis
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Species Description - Much like no. 186 [Carex gynandra Schwein.]; stems 5–8 dm; main lvs 3–8 mm wide; sheaths hispidulous; lowest bract 1–2.5 dm; staminate spikes 1–2, to 5 cm; pistillate spikes 2–4, 3–8 cm, often with some distal staminate fls; pistillate scales with truncate or retuse body, the awn to 4 mm; perigynia 2.5–4 mm ovate to broadly ovate, acute but scarcely beaked, closely enveloping the symmetrical achene, stramineous to light brown, 1–4-nerved on each side; 2n=66. Swamp forests and wet thickets and meadows; Mass. to n. Fla., w. to Pa., Ky., and Ala.; rare. (C. crinita var. m.)