Carex grayi J. Carey

Globe Sedge

Carex grayi plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Leaves - No info yet.

Carex grayi sheathLeaf sheath.

Carex grayi liguleLigule.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Carex grayi inflorescence

Flowers - No info yet.

Carex grayi fruitsFruits.

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.