Carex hirsutella Mack.

Fuzzy Wuzzy Sedge


CC = 4
CW = 5
MOC = 92

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Family - Cyperaceae, Carex section Porocystis

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex_hirsutella_base.jpg Base of plant.

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Leaves - No info. yet.


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Inflorescence - No info. yet.


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Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex_hirsutella_fruits.jpg Fruits.

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Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Mesic to dry woods, savannas, upland prairies, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to the U.S.

Other info. - This hairy sedge is common throughout Missouri except in the extreme northwest corner of the state. It has relatively thin, long leaves which are hairy on both surfaces.
A synonym is C. complanata var. hirsuta (L.H. Bailey) Gleason.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, 5-19-03.