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Carex muskingumensis Schwein.
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Carex muskingumensis Schwein.
Muskingum sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CAMU9
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: 381. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . 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 muskingumensis Schwein. – Muskingum sedge

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Tennessee Muskingum sedge Possibly Extirpated, Endangered

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Eastern Mountains and Piedmont OBL
Midwest OBL
Northcentral & Northeast OBL

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139. Carex muskingumensis Schweinitz, Ann. Lyceum Nat. Hist. New York. 1: 66. 1824.

Plants densely cespitose. Culms 40—100 cm; vegetative culms conspicuous, with spreading leaf blades evenly along stem. Leaves: sheaths adaxially green-veined to within 3 mm of collar, adaxially firm, summits usually brown tinged, U- or V-shaped, thick; distal ligules to 2 mm; blades 7—12 per fertile culm, 12—25 cm × 3—5 mm. Inflorescences open at least proximally, brown, (4—)5—9 cm × 10—20 mm; proximal internode (4—)5—15 mm; 2d internode (3—)5—11 mm; proximal bracts scalelike. Spikes 5—12, distant, distinct, lanceoloid, 12—28 × 3.5—7 mm, bases tapered, apex acute. Pistillate scales white-hyaline or pale brown with pale brown midstripe, oblong-ovate, 4—5 mm, 1/2 length of and narrower than perigynia, apex acute. Perigynia appressed-erect, pale brown, conspicuously 5—7-veined abaxially, conspicuously 3—7-veined adaxially, lanceolate, flat to plano-convex, 6—9 × (1.5—) 2—2.5 mm, 0.3 mm thick, margin flat, including wing 0.2—0.4 mm wide; beak tip flat, ciliate-serrulate, abaxial suture inconspicuous, distance from beak tip to achene 3.1—4.5 mm. Achenes elongate-oblong, 2—2.7 × 0.8—0.9 mm, 0.3 mm thick. 2n = 80.

Fruiting early—mid summer. Moist to wet, deciduous flood plains, lowland woods, and thickets; 100—400 m; Ont.; Ark., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., Mich., Minn., Mo., Ohio, Okla., Tenn., Wis.

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