Carex pseudocyperus L.

  • 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 pseudocyperus L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like nos. 200 [Carex hystericina Willd.] and 201 [Carex comosa Boott]; stems stout; main lvs 5–15 mm wide; lowest bract commonly much surpassing the infl; pistillate spikes approximate or the lowest separate, 3–7 × 1 cm, spreading or drooping, the lowest long-peduncled, the upper peduncles shorter; pistillate scales with very small, reddish-brown body, the pale midvein excurrent into an awn nearly as long to longer than the perigynium; perigynia ± reflexed, 4.2–6.2 mm, firm-textured and only slightly or scarcely inflated, obtusely trigonous, stipitate, slenderly ovoid, gradually tapering to the long beak with straight, parallel teeth 0.6–1 mm; 2n=66. Swamps and bogs; Nf. to Sask., s. to Pa., Ind., and Minn.