Carex frankii Kunth

Frank's Sedge

Carex frankii plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex frankii baseBase of plant.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Carex frankii sheathLeaf sheath.

Carex frankii liguleLigule.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex frankii fruitsFruits close-up.

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Moist soil, gravel bars, along streams, pond margins, fens, river bottoms, prairie swales, wet meadows.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found throughout much of Missouri. The plant can be identified by its long bracts which subtend the inflorescence, its dense, spreading, beaked perigynia (which are broadest in the apical 1/2), its rough-awned pistillate scales, and its moist habitat. C. frankii is a common sedge in the habitats mentioned above.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 6-26-03.