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Carex glareosa Schkuhr ex Wahlenb.
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Carex glareosa Schkuhr ex Wahlenb.
lesser saltmarsh sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CAGL4
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : AK   N
GL   N
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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: 374. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . 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 glareosa Schkuhr ex Wahlenb. – lesser saltmarsh sedge

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 4 subspecies of Carex glareosa . 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 glareosa</i>
Schkuhr ex Wahlenb. ssp. <i>
glareosa </i>
Carex glareosa ssp. glareosa
lesser saltmarsh sedge Distribution of <i>
Carex glareosa</i>
Schkuhr ex Wahlenb. ssp. <i>
var. <i>
Carex glareosa ssp. glareosa var. amphigena
lesser saltmarsh sedge Distribution of <i>
Carex glareosa</i>
Schkuhr ex Wahlenb. ssp. <i>
var. <i>
glareosa </i>
Carex glareosa ssp. glareosa var. glareosa
lesser saltmarsh sedge Distribution of <i>
Carex glareosa</i>
Schkuhr ex Wahlenb. ssp. <i>
(Macoun) Halliday & Chater
Carex glareosa ssp. pribylovensis
lesser saltmarsh sedge

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70. Carex glareosa Wahlenberg, Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 24: 146. 1803.

Plants densely cespitose, in small clumps; rhizomes short. Culms often arching, weak, 10—40(—60) cm. Leaves: sheaths pale to mid brown abaxially, inner band thin and hyaline, concave at summit; ligules as wide as long, 2—8 mm; blades usually gray-green, flat to channeled, 5—15 cm × 1—2 mm, usually shorter than culms. Inflorescences erect, 1—2 cm × 5—12 mm; proximal bracts usually scalelike, shorter than spikes. Spikes 2—4, closely approximate, individually distinct, proximal lateral spikes pistillate, containing 5—10(—15) perigynia, oblong-linear; terminal spike gynecandrous, containing 10(—20) perigynia, clavate. Pistillate scales pale to red-brown with yellow-brown center and white-hyaline margins, oblong-ovate, subequal to perigynia, apex obtuse. Perigynia ascending, light to pale brown, often gray-brown at maturity, lightly or obscurely several-veined, from broadly elliptic-obovate to lanceolate, 1.5—3.5 × 1.—1.5 mm, widest near middle, subcoriaceous; beak short, entire. Achenes mid brown to red-brown, elliptic, 1.5 × 1—1.25 mm, dull to slightly glossy. 2n = 66.

Subspecies 3 (2 in the flora): North America, Eurasia.

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