Caric sedges

Carex species -- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Carex species

Native to Florida

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    Carex in Florida, mostly in the northern half of the state, growing in the water, in wetlands or on drylands (Wunderlin, 1998). Their identification can be difficult. Caric sedges are heavily utilized by many kinds of wildlife, including birds and large mammals. The various species are widely distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada (Kartesz, 1999).

    Caric sedges are sedges. Clump-forming, with fibrous roots or single plants or small clumps from rhizomes; stems solid, triangular, unbranched, 6 in. to 4 ft. tall; leaf blades in 3 rows, mostly from the base, flat to folded slightly inward; inflorescence a single terminal spike or cluster of spikes, each spike comprised of spikelets, each spike having a leaf-like bract; flowers often arranged spirally around the axis; fruit a 2-3 sided achene (nutlet) is always hidden in perigynium (sac that envelops flower parts)

    View the herbarium specimen images of the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.

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    Carex paeninsulae
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    Carex calcifugens
    Carex comosa
    Carex gholsonii
    Carex godfreyi
    Carex lutea
    Carex paeninsulae