Carex annectens (E.P. Bicknell) E.P. Bicknell

Yellow-Fruited Sedge

Carex annectens plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex annectens baseBase of stems.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Carex annectens sheathLeaf sheath.

Carex annectens sheathAgain.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Carex annectens inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex annectens fruitsFruits close-up.

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Bottomland prairies, pond margins, roadside ditches, railroad ditches.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This common species can be found throughout Missouri but is less common in the northwest corner of the state. This species, and a few others, are easily recognized by their dense, long inflorescences. These same, similar species, however, can be difficult to distinguish. Many of the these similar species used to be considered varieties of C. vulpinoidea Michx.

Photographs taken at the Peck Ranch Wildlife Refuge, Carter County, MO., 6-13-03.