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Carex jamesii Schwein.
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Carex jamesii Schwein.
James' sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CAJA2
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   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: 388. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .



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CAST61 Carex steudelii Kunth


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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 jamesii Schwein. – James' sedge

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Minnesota James' sedge Threatened
New Jersey James' sedge Endangered
New York Nebraska sedge Threatened

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461. Carex jamesii Schweinitz, Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York. 1: 67. 1824.

James's sedge, grass sedge

Carex steudelii Kunth

Culms 4—37 cm; cataphylls with concave cells. Leaves: basal sheaths golden brown to dark brown; blades green, eceeding culms, 0.8—4.8 mm wide, herbaceous, margins green, scabrous. Lateral spikes 1—5, basal, on spreading to nodding peduncles. Terminal spikes with staminate portion 3—13 flowered, (4.2—)5.8 14.5 × 0.4 0.8 mm; pistillate portion 1 4-flowered. Pistillate scales green, margins connate, hyaline, white, occasionally tinged reddish brown; proximal scales with margins 1.4—3 mm, apex long-acuminate; distal scales with margins 0.4—0.8 mm wide, apex acuminate, awnless. Staminate scales ovate, 1.1—1.8(—2.1) × 1.2—1.5 mm, 0.12—0.25(—0.75) length of staminate portion of terminal spike, margins hyaline, white, often with reddish brown subapical band, apex truncate or broadly obtuse. Anthers 0.6—1.6 mm. Perigynia green to bronze, globose to ellipsoid, 4.4—7.2 × 1.9—2.4 mm, tightly enveloping achenes, apex abruptly tapering; beak 1.6—3.8 mm, scabrous. Stigmas filiform, flexuous, strongly papillose. Achenes dark brown, globose to ellipsoid, 2—2.6 × 1.7—2.4 mm. 2n = 66, 70.

Fruiting spring—summer (early May—mid Jul). Mesic, rich ravines, slopes, and flood plains in hardwood forests, on lime-rich substrates; 100—400 m; Ont.; Ala., Ark., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., Md., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va., Wis.

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