Carex grayi J. Carey - Globe Sedge
Family - Cyperaceae
Stems - No info yet.
Leaves - No info yet.
Inflorescence - No info yet.
Flowers - No info yet.
Flowering - May - October.
Habitat - Swamps, bottomland forests, margins of streams and rivers.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This sedge can be found scattered throughout Missouri but is apparently absent from the northwest corner of the state and also from the central Ozark region. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its globose flower and fruting heads and habitat.
Photographs taken off the MKT Trail, Columbia, MO., 5-11-04, and along the shores of the Missouri River, Boone County, MO., 5-29-04.