Carex crinita Lam.

Fringed Sedge

Carex crinita plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex crinita baseReddish base of plant.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Carex crinita liguleLigule.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Carex crinita bractBase of bract subtending the inflorescence.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex crinita fruitsFruits.

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Bottomland prairies, moist upland prairies, margins of bodies of water, spring branches, fens.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found mainly in the southeast corner of Missouri but is also found in scattered counties to the west and north. The plant is easy to identify because of its long, drooping inflorescences.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 6-12-03.