Carex hirsutella Mack.

Carex complinata plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex complinata baseBase of plant.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Carex complinata sheathSheath of leaf with hairs.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Carex complinata inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex complinata fruitsFruits.

Flowering - May - July.

Habitat - Mesic to dry woods, savannas, upland prairies, disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This hairy sedge is common throughout Missouri except in the extreme northwest corner of the state. It has relatively thin, long leaves which are hairy on both surfaces.
A synonym is C. complanata var. hirsuta (L.H. Bailey) Gleason.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, 5-19-03.