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Carex normalis
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Carex normalis

Carex normalis, Greater straw sedge
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Carex normalis, Greater straw sedge
Carex normalis, Greater straw sedge
© Copyright Cody Parmer 2010 · 1
Carex normalis, Greater straw sedge

Carex normalis, Greater straw sedge
© Copyright Cody Parmer 2010 · 1
Carex normalis, Greater straw sedge
Carex normalis, Greater straw sedge
© Copyright Cody Parmer 2010 · 1
Carex normalis, Greater straw sedge

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Helotiaceae  Pezizella citrinula @ BPI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ramularia canadensis @ BPI (1)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Eudarluca @ BPI (6)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia dioicae @ BPI (1)

Puccinia peckii @ BPI (2)

Uromyces perigynius @ BPI (2)
Tricholomataceae  Helotium citrinulum @ BPI (1)

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Carex normalis Mack.
greater straw sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CANO
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: 382. 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 normalis Mack. – greater straw sedge

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153. Carex normalis Mackenzie, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 37: 244. 1910.

Carex normal

Carex mirabilis Dewey, Amer. J. Sci. Arts 30: 63, plate Bb, fig. 92. 1836, not Host 1809

Plants cespitose in clumps of fewer than 40 culms. Culms erect, 35—140 cm; vegetative culms few, inconspicuous, usually fewer than 12 leaves, not strikingly 3-ranked, leaves clustered at apex. Leaves: sheaths usually with white intervenal areas abaxially, conspicuously green-veined adaxially nearly to collar, Y-shaped hyaline area at collar, adaxially firm, summits truncate and prolonged to 2 mm beyond collar, rounded, proximal sheath loose, smooth; distal ligules 2—5.5 mm; blades 3—7 per fertile culm, 20—65 cm × 2.2—6(—6.5) mm. Inflorescences erect to arching, compact to open, green, 1.5—5 cm × 5—16 mm; proximal internode 3.5—10(—11.5) mm; 2d internode 2—8 mm; proximal bracts scalelike with bristle tips shorter than or equaling inflorescences. Spikes 4—10, overlapping to distinct, globose to ellipsoid, 7—13 × 4—7 mm, base rounded or occasionally tapered, apex obtuse to rounded. Pistillate scales white-hyaline, with green midstripe, ovate, 2.1—3.3 mm, much shorter by 0.7—1.6 mm and narrower than perigynia, margins hyaline or pale, sometimes involute, apex obtuse to acute. Perigynia 15—80 on larger spikes, spreading, green distally, conspicuously 4+-veined on each face, narrowly to broadly ovate, plano-convex, 2.7—4.1 × 1.3—2.3 mm, 0.35—0.5 mm thick, margin flat, including wing 0.25—0.45 mm wide, smooth; beak pale green at tip, flat, ciliate-serrulate, abaxial suture with conspicuous white-hyaline margin, distance from beak tip to achene 1.2—2.2 mm. Achenes elliptic, 1.3—1.6 × 0.9—1.2 mm, 0.35—0.5 mm thick. 2n = 68.

Fruiting early summer. Open, often wet, woods, thickets, meadows, and roadsides; 0—1600 m; Ont., Que.; Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.Dak., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.

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