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Carex frankii Kunth
FRANKS SEDGE
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Carex frankii Kunth
Frank's sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CAFR3
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   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 .

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Doug Goldman. Provided by USDA NRCS National Plants Data Team (NPDT) . United States, NC, Guilford Co., Greensboro. June 15, 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: 438. 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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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 frankii Kunth – Frank's sedge

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New York Frank's sedge Endangered

Wetland Status

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North America
Arid West OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
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403. Carex frankii Kunth, Enum. Pl. 2: 498. 1837.

Carex stenolepis Torrey 1836, not Lessing 1831; C. shortii Steudel

Plants cespitose, short-rhizomatous. Culms 18—80 cm. Leaves 2.5—11.5 mm wide, sparingly scabrous. Spikes 3—7(—9), erect; lateral spikes pistillate with few staminate flowers at base and rarely also at apex, narrowly elliptic, 12—50 × 7—13 mm; terminal spike usually staminate, sometimes gynecandrous, pistillate, or abortive, 6—45 × 2—6 mm. Pistillate scales narrow, with indistinct body, 3.6—9(—11) × 0.1—0.4 mm, apex with long, scabrous awn exceeding perigynium. Staminate scales loosely to irregularly imbricate with tips spreading, linear, 4.3—15 × 0.3—0.8 mm, apex with long, scabrous awn. Perigynia horizontal, 3.5—6 × 1.4—2.6 mm, minutely pustulate; beak 1.3—2.2 mm, smooth. Achenes obovoid, sides strongly concave, 1.4—2.1 × 1—1.4 mm, less than 2 times as long as wide; style deciduous, straight or sinuous.

Fruiting summer. Wet meadows and woods, muddy margins of lakes and ponds, roadside ditches; 0—1500 m; Ont.; Ala., Ark., Del., D.C., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., Md., Mich., Mo., Nebr., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., S.C., Tenn., Va., W.Va.

Carex frankii and the similar C. aureolensis are two of the most easily recognized species of sedge; they are identified by the approximate, erect pistillate spikes and the long-awned pistillate scales that exceed the perigynia bodies.

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