Carex albursina E. Sheld.

White Bear Sedge


CC = 9
CW = 5
MOC = 47

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Family - Cyperaceae, Carex section Laxiflorae

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex_albursina_base.jpg Base of plant.

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Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Carex_albursina_inflorescence.jpg Inflorescence.

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Carex_albursina_sheath.jpg Sheath at base of inflorescence.

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Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex_albursina_fruit.jpg Fruit.

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Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - North-facing wooded slopes, rich slopes, limestone slopes.

Origin - Native to the U.S.

Other info. - This wide-leaved species can be found mainly in the Ozark region of Missouri but also in more northern counties which border rivers. The plant is probably the easiest of the Carex species to identify in the field because of its habitat and very wide leaves (which are the largest of any Missouri species). The hooked beak of the fruits is also a good character to look for.

Photographs taken at Big Spring Park, Carter County, MO., 6-24-03.