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Carex vestita Willd.
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Carex vestita Willd.
velvet sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CAVE9
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : 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: 426. 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 vestita Willd. – velvet sedge

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Maine clothed sedge Endangered
Maryland velvety sedge Endangered
Tennessee velvety sedge Possibly Extirpated, Endangered

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367. Carex vestita Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 4(1): 263. 1805.

Plants colonial; rhizomes long-creeping. Culms lateral, trigonous, 25—90 cm, scabrous-angled. Leaves: basal sheaths reddish purple, bladeless, apex of inner band glabrous; ligules 1.2—9 mm; blades green, M-shaped, 2.2—5.5 mm wide, glabrous or finely pubescent beyond ligule. Inflorescences 3—10 cm; peduncles of terminal spikes 2—20 mm; proximal 1—2(—3) spikes pistillate or androgynous, ascending; distal spikes erect; terminal 1(—2) spikes staminate. Pistillate scales ovate, apex acute to acuminate, glabrous, apical margins often scabrous-ciliate. Perigynia ascending, 10—14-veined, broadly ovoid, 2.8—4.5 × 1.3—2.1 mm, densely pubescent, pubescence nearly concealing veins and cellular details; beak 0.9—1.4 mm, friable, erose.

Fruiting May—Jun. Dry to moist, open, sandy or gravelly meadows, open woods in acidic soils; 0—400 m; Ala., Conn., Del., D.C., Maine, Md., Mass., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., R.I., Tenn., Va.

Carex vestita is long persistent in shaded conditions and is stimulated to flower and fruit by fire or other disturbance.

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