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Carex atlantica, Prickly bog sedge
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Carex atlantica, Prickly bog sedge

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Carex atlantica L.H. Bailey
prickly bog sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CAAT4
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1995. Northeast wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . Northeast National Technical Center, Chester. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). 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: 378. 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 atlantica L.H. Bailey – prickly bog sedge

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Carex atlantica . 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>
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Carex atlantica ssp. atlantica
prickly bog sedge Distribution of <i>
Carex atlantica</i>
L.H. Bailey ssp. <i>
(L.H. Bailey) Reznicek
Carex atlantica ssp. capillacea
prickly bog sedge

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Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains OBL
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FACW

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93. Carex atlantica L. H. Bailey, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 20: 425. 1893.

Carex stellulata Goodenough var. conferta Chapman, Fl. South. U.S., 534. 1860, not C. conferta Hochstetter ex A. Richard 1850

Culms 10—110 cm. Leaves 3—5 per culm; sheaths tight, inner band hyaline, 3.5—24 cm, apex concave, glabrous; ligules rounded to obtuse, 0.5—3.7 mm; blades plicate, 8—60 cm × 0.4—4(—4.5) mm, widest leaf 0.8—4(—4.5) mm wide. Inflorescences 0.8—5.5 cm; spikes 2—8; lateral spikes pistillate often with a few staminate flowers proximally, 3.1—13.1 mm, sessile, staminate portion 10-flowered, to 6.5 mm, pistillate portion 3—40-flowered, 2.5—12 mm; basal 2 spikes 1.5—18 mm apart; terminal spike gynecandrous, 4.8—23.7 mm, staminate portion 2—21-flowered, 1.8—13.5 × 0.8—1.3 mm, pistillate portion 4—38-flowered, 3—11 × 4.4—7.5 mm. Pistillate scales ovate to ± suborbicular, 1.2—2.4 × 1.2—2 mm, apex obtuse to acute. Staminate scales ovate-lanceolate to ovate, 1.3—3.5 × 0.8—1.4 mm, base clavate, apex acute to obtuse. Anthers 0.6—1.5(—1.8) mm. Perigynia spreading to reflexed, green, 6—13-veined abaxially, (0—)1—12-veined adaxially over achene, broadly ovate to suborbicular, cuneate or concavely tapered from widest point to beak, 1.9—3.8 × (1.3—)2.1—3 mm, 1.1—1.7(—1.9) times as long as wide; beak 0.45—1.25 mm, 0.23—0.5(—0.63) length of body, serrulate, teeth 0.15—0.45 mm. Achenes deltate to rhombic-orbiculate, 1—1.9 × 1—1.7 mm.

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora): North America.

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