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Carex canescens L.
SILVERY SEDGE
Carex curta Gooden

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Carex canescens L.
silvery sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CACA11
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : AK   N
CAN   N
GL   N
L48   N
SPM   N
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Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species . West Region, Sacramento. 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: 375. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Classification

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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 canescens L. – silvery sedge

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Carex canescens . 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 canescens</i>
L. ssp. <i>
canescens </i>
Carex canescens ssp. canescens
silvery sedge Distribution of <i>
Carex canescens</i>
L. ssp. <i>
disjuncta</i>
(Fernald) Toivonen
Carex canescens ssp. disjuncta
silvery sedge

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Copper River Basin FAC
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75. Carex canescens Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 974. 1753.

Carex cinerea Pollich; C. curta Goodenough; C. richardii Thuilling

Plants cespitose, in small and medium-sized clumps; rhizomes short. Culms erect, not stiff, 15—90 cm. Leaves: sheaths pale brown abaxially, inner band thin, hyaline, sometimes slightly red tinged, concave at summit; ligules slightly longer than wide; blades pale green to gray-green flat, 10—20(—30) cm × (1.5—)2—4 mm, subequal to shorter than culms, not stiff. Inflorescences 2—15 cm × 5—10 mm; proximal bracts shorter than to exceeding spikes; distal bracts usually scalelike. Spikes 4—8, gynecandrous, proximal ± remote, distal spikes approximate, sometimes flexuous, containing (5—)10—20(—30) perigynia suborbicular to oblong, 3—12 × 3—5 mm; terminal spike staminate for less than 1/2 of length, often clavate due to more conspicuous staminate part. Pistillate scales hyaline with green, 3-veined center when young, usually brownish tinged in age, broadly ovate, subequal to, not concealing perigynia, apex obtuse to acutish. Perigynia appressed-ascending, gray-green, becoming yellowish brown, obscurely many-veined, elliptic-ovate, 1.8—3 × 1.2—1.7 mm, widest near middle, membranous; beak abaxial suture inconspicuous, small marginal teeth. Achenes pale brown, oblong-obovate, 1.25—1.5 × 1—1.25 mm, dull to slightly glossy. 2n = 56.

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora): North America, South America, Eurasia, Australia, New Guinea.

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Carex canescens
Carex canescens
Hoary Sedge
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Carex canescens
Carex canescens
Hoary Sedge
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Carex canescens
Carex canescens
Hoary Sedge
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Carex canescens
Carex canescens
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Carex canescens
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Carex canescens
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Carex canescens
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Carex canescens
Carex canescens
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Carex canescens
Carex canescens
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Carex canescens
Carex canescens
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Carex canescens
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Carex canescens
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Carex canescens ssp. canescens
Carex canescens ssp. canescens
Silvery Sedge
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Carex canescens ssp. canescens
Carex canescens ssp. canescens
Silvery Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0218 1950 [detail]
© 2018 Susan McDougall

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