Photos of Carex-utriculata-~-beaked-sedge

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Carex utriculata ~ beaked sedge



  • OBL

  • Michigan C Value: 5

  • also known as Carex rostrata

  • usually more robust than C. vesicaria

  • lacks reflexed perigynia

  • perigynia up to 150 per spikelet

  • perigynia shiny, few–nerved, inflated

  • perigynia pale yellow to golden brown, ovoid, up to 7mm long

  • spongy–based culms

  • smooth or only slightly scabrous culms

  • culms up to 1.2m tall

  • large seedhead looks vaguely similar to a tiny, bare "ear of corn" with beaks on the seeds

  • flowers from May through early June

  • native

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