Carex granularis Muhl.

Limestone Meadow Sedge

Carex granularis plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex granularis baseBase of plant.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Carex granularis sheathSheath at base of leaf base.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Carex granularis inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex granularis fruitsFruits and staminate spike.

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Swamps, bottoms, calcareous glades, fens, spring branches, moist open ground.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This is one of the easier Carex species to identify because of its bluish-green leaves and culms and tightly clustered fruits. The moist habitat of this species is another good character for identification.
This is a pretty species which forms large clumps with fibrous roots. It can be found throughout much of Missouri but is most common in the Ozark region of the state.

Photographs taken near Spout Spring, Reynolds County, MO., 5-26-03.