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Carex scoparia Schkuhr ex Willd.
BROOM SEDGE
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Carex scoparia Schkuhr ex Willd.
broom sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CASC11
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
SPM   N
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species . Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements .

Hurd, E.G., N.L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L.C. Smithman, and S. Goodrich. 1998. Field guide to Intermountain sedges . General Technical Report RMS-GTR-10. USDA Forest Service, RMRS, Ogden. Provided by USDA Forest Service RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab . Usage Requirements .

Hurd, E.G., N.L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L.C. Smithman, and S. Goodrich. 1998. Field guide to Intermountain sedges . General Technical Report RMS-GTR-10. USDA Forest Service, RMRS, Ogden. Provided by USDA Forest Service RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab . Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 380. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Cyperaceae – Sedge family
Genus Carex L. – sedge
Species Carex scoparia Schkuhr ex Willd. – broom sedge

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Carex scoparia . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Carex scoparia</i>
Schkuhr ex Willd. var. <i>
scoparia </i>
Carex scoparia var. scoparia
broom sedge Distribution of <i>
Carex scoparia</i>
Schkuhr ex Willd. var. <i>
tessellata</i>
Fernald & Wiegand
Carex scoparia var. tessellata
broom sedge

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134. Carex scoparia Schkuhr ex Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 4(1): 230. 1805.

Plants densely cespitose. Culms 20—100 cm; vegetative culms with few leaves clustered at apex. Leaves: sheath summits U-shaped; distal ligules 2.3—4.8 mm; blades 3—5 per fertile culm, 10—32 cm × 1.4—3(—3.5) mm. Inflorescences arching or nodding, dense or open, green, yellow, or brown at maturity, 1.5—6 cm × 5—20 mm; proximal internode 2—12 mm; 2d internode 2—13 mm; proximal bracts scalelike, with bristle tip. Spikes 3—10, distinct, ellipsoid, 7—16 × 3—9(—13) mm, base acute to short-attenuate, apex acute to rounded. Pistillate scales hyaline brown, occasionally with green or gold midstripe, lanceolate, 3.4—4 mm, shorter and narrower than perigynia, apex acuminate. Perigynia ascending or rarely widely spreading, golden brown, conspicuously 5-veined on each face or fewer adaxially, winged to base, lanceolate, flat except over achene, 4.2—6.8 × 1.2—2 mm, length at least 3 times width, 0.35—0.55 mm thick, margin flat, including wing 0.2—0.6 mm wide; beak pale to golden-brown at tip, flattish, ciliate-serrulate, abaxial suture with white or golden brown hyaline margin, distance from beak tip to achene 2.2—4.8 mm. Achenes ovate or elliptic, 1.3—1.7 × 0.7—0.9 mm, 0.3—0.4 mm thick.

Varieties 2 (2 in the flora): North America, introduced into Europe and New Zealand.

Carex scoparia is variable and may, in fact, be a complex of at least 2 species. Given current understanding, 2 varieties are recognized:

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Carex scoparia
Carex scoparia
Broom Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0603 0530 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex scoparia
Carex scoparia
Broom Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0603 0528 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex scoparia
Carex scoparia
Broom Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0603 0527 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex scoparia
Carex scoparia
Broom Sedge
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© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex scoparia
Carex scoparia
Broom Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0603 0525 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex scoparia
Carex scoparia
Broom Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0603 0526 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

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