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Carex striatula, Lined sedge
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Carex striatula, Lined sedge
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Carex striatula, Lined sedge

Carex striatula, Lined sedge
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Carex striatula, Lined sedge
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Carex striatula Michx.
lined sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CAST17
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: 403. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .



Symbol Scientific Name
CAIG Carex ignota Dewey
CALAA4 Carex laxiflora Lam. var. angustifolia Dewey


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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 striatula Michx. – lined sedge

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Illinois lined sedge Endangered
New York lined sedge Endangered
Ohio lined sedge Endangered

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265. Carex striatula Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 173. 1803.

Culms densely tufted, central or lateral, ascending or slightly decumbent, 45—62 cm × 0.5—1 mm. Leaves: basal sheaths tan or light brown; sheaths green, sometimes glaucous, 4—88 mm; blades green, sometimes glaucous, midrib and 2 lateral veins developed, flat or slightly corrugate, 30—46 cm × 3—14 mm, blades of overwintering leaves smooth or, rarely, sparsely papillose abaxially. Inflorescences: peduncles of proximal spikes 0—5 cm, arising from proximal 1/3 of culms, 1.4—3.3(—5.3) times as long as spikes they subtend; of terminal spikes 0.4—12 cm. Bracts 0.6—14 cm × 0.8—6 mm, bract blades of distal lateral spikes linear, narrower than spikes, widest bract blade of distalmost lateral spike 0.5—3.4 mm wide. Spikes 3(—4) per culm; lateral spikes 22—62 × 3—5 mm; distal lateral spikes separate; terminal spike linear to linear-clavate, 22—32(—36) × 2—3 mm. Pistillate scales 3.4—5 × 1.2—2.2 mm, apex aristate, apiculate, or acute. Staminate scales oblong-ovate, 3—5 × 1.2—2 mm, margins hyaline or, occasionally, light brown, apex obtuse or acute. Anthers 3—3.2 mm. Perigynia 6—18 per spike, scattered to loosely overlapping, ratio of longer lateral spike length to perigynia number 1.9—3.4, ascending, finely, conspicuously (22—)25—32-veined, elongate, (3.4—)3.9—5.1 × 1.2—2 mm; beak straight or slightly curved, 0.6—1.7 mm. Achenes elongate-obovoid, 2.2—2.8(—4.6) × 1—1.8 mm. 2n = 36, 40.

Fruiting spring. Dry to moist ravine slopes, deciduous or mixed deciduous-evergreen forests; 0—600 m; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ky., La., Md., Miss., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va.

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