Carex glaucodea Tuck.

Blue Sedge

Carex glaucodea plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex glaucodea baseWhitish plant base.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Carex glaucodea leavesLeaves (plant) in-situ.

Carex glaucodea sheathLeaf sheath.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Carex glaucodea inflorescence

Carex glaucodea inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex glaucodea fruitsFruits.

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Mesic to dry upland forests, along streams, roadside ditches, old fields. Typically on acid soils in drier areas.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This attractive species can be found mainly in the eastern portion of the state. It is a very easy species to identify because of its glaucous, wide, pleated leaves and very 3-sided growth habit. This species would do well in cultivation and deserves to be grown more.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 6-1-03.