Carex lurida Wahlenb.

Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge

Carex lurida plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex lurida baseBase of stem.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Carex lurida sheathLeaf sheath.

Carex lurida liguleLigule.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Carex lurida inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex lurida fruitsFruits close-up.

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Bottomland prairies, banks of streams, rivers and spring branches, pond margins, marshes, fens, wet open places.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This common species can be found mainly in the southern half of Missouri but is also found in a few northern counties. It is very common in fens and along roadside ditches near low prairies and marshes. C. lurida resembles many other species.

Photographs taken at the Peck Ranch Wildlife Refuge, Carter County, MO., 6-13-03.