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Carex cephalophora Muhl. ex Willd.
OVAL-LEAF SEDGE
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Carex cephalophora Muhl. ex Willd.
oval-leaf sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CACE
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 .

©Ted Bodner. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Provided by University of Georgia Press . Scanned by Forestry Images . Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, NC, Guilford Co., Greensboro. May 10, 2011. Usage Requirements .

Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, NC, Guilford Co., Greensboro. May 10, 2011. Usage Requirements .

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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: 366. 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 cephalophora Muhl. ex Willd. – oval-leaf sedge

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Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
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Northcentral & Northeast FACU

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Wildlife

Food

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Miller Minor Low Low

Cover

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Miller Moderate Moderate

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Miller, J.H., and K.V. Miller. 1999. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses . Southern Weed Science Society.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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40. Carex cephalophora Muhlenberg ex Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 4(1): 220. 1805.

Carex porte-tête

Plants without conspicuous rhizomes. Culms 20—60 cm, 2—3.5 mm wide basally, 0.5—1 mm wide distally. Leaves: sheaths tight, green, rarely white spotted, fronts hyaline, slightly thickened at mouth; ligules to 5 mm, longer than wide; widest leaf blades (1.9—)2.5—5 mm wide. Inflorescences forming dense heads, with 3—8 spikes, 0.6—2 cm × 5—10 mm; proximal bracts 1—5 cm; spikes with 4—20 ascending to spreading perigynia. Pistillate scales hyaline with green midvein, ovate, 1—1.8 × 0.8—1.4 mm, body not more than 1/2 length of perigynium, apex acuminate to short-awned. Anthers 0.7—1.3 mm. Perigynia pale green to pale yellow, veinless or to weakly 8-veined abaxially, 2.5—3.2 × 1.4—2 mm, body elliptic to circular, widest at 0.4—0.55 length of body, margins serrulate distally; beak 0.7—1.1 mm, apical teeth 0.3—0.5 mm. Achenes circular, 1 × 1 mm. 2n = 48.

Fruiting late spring—early summer. Dry to wet-mesic deciduous or mixed forests, thickets, rarely open grassy habitats; 50—500 m; Ont., Que.; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Mass., Md., Mich., Minn., Mo., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.

The record of Carex cephalophora from California is referable to C. mesochorea.

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Carex cephalophora
Carex cephalophora
Oval-leaf Sedge
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© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex cephalophora
Carex cephalophora
Oval-leaf Sedge
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© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex cephalophora
Carex cephalophora
Oval-leaf Sedge
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© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex cephalophora
Carex cephalophora
Oval-leaf Sedge
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© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex cephalophora
Carex cephalophora
Oval-leaf Sedge
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© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex cephalophora
Carex cephalophora
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© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

Carex cephalophora
Carex cephalophora
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© 2010 Louis-M. Landry

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