Carex granularis Muhl. ex Willd.

Meadow Sedge


CC = 4
CW = -3
MOC = 136

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Family - Cyperaceae, Carex section Granulares

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex_granularis_base.jpg Base of plant.

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Leaves - No info. yet.

Carex_granularis_sheath.jpg Sheath at base of leaf base.

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Inflorescence - No info. yet.


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Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex_granularis_fruits.jpg Fruits and staminate spike.

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Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Swamps, bottoms, calcareous glades, fens, spring branches, moist open ground.

Origin - Native to the U.S.

Other info. - This is one of the easier Carex species to identify because of its bluish-green leaves and culms and tightly clustered fruits. The moist habitat of this species is another good character for identification.
This is a pretty species which forms large clumps with fibrous roots. It can be found throughout much of Missouri but is most common in the Ozark region of the state.

Photographs taken near Spout Spring, Reynolds County, MO., 5-26-03.