Carex rosea Schkuhr ex Willd.

Stellate Sedge, Rosy Sedge

Carex rosea plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex rosea baseBase of plant.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Carex rosea inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex rosea fruits

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Bottoms, mesic upland forests, rich ravines, fen margins, muddy streambanks.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found scattered throughout Missouri. The plant belongs to a difficult group of about 15 species that can be hard to distinguish. Some of the fruits of these species have smooth margins. The fruits of C. rosea (and a few other species) have minutely toothed margins.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 5-21-03.