Carex shortiana Dewey
Family - Cyperaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Staminate and Pistillate inflorescences.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Flowering - May - July.
Habitat - Bottomland prairies, moist upland prairies, swamps, bottomland forests, mesic upland forests, pond margins, marshes, fens, roadside ditches, railroads.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This dark-fruited species is one of the easier Carex species to identify in Missouri. The fruits turn their characteristic chocolate color fairly early and make the plant very noticeable.
Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 6-17-03.