Photos of Carex-cristatella-~-crested-sedge

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Carex cristatella ~ crested sedge



  • FACW

  • Michigan C Value: 3

  • common in Michigan

  • spikelets crowded, much overlapping in stiff compact head

  • perigynia 3.5–4mm long

  • perigynia often strongly spreading or recurved at tips in maturity

  • scales acute, but bluntish

  • scales often minutely–notched at tip

  • nearly globular spikes are formed by the spreading and reflexed perigynia

  • distinctive appearance

  • native

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