Carex glaucodea Tuck. ex Olney

Blue Sedge


CC = 4
CW = 3
MOC = 47

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Family - Cyperaceae, Carex section Griseae

Stems - No info. yet.

Carex_glaucodea_base.jpg Whitish plant base.

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Leaves - No info. yet.

Carex_glaucodea_base_insitu.jpg Leaves (plant) in-situ.

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Carex_glaucodea_sheath.jpg Leaf sheath.

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Inflorescence - No info. yet.


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Flowers - No info. yet.

Carex_glaucodea_fruits.jpg Fruits.

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Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Mesic to dry upland forests, along streams, roadside ditches, old fields. Typically on acid soils in drier areas.

Origin - Native to the U.S.

Other info. - This attractive species can be found mainly in the eastern portion of the state. It is a very easy species to identify because of its glaucous, wide, pleated leaves and very 3-sided growth habit. This species would do well in cultivation and deserves to be grown more.

Photographs taken in the Ozark Scenic Riverways, Shannon County, MO., 6-1-03.