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Carex lurida

Carex lurida Wahlenb.

 

Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyCyperaceaeSedge family
GenusCarexThe “true” sedges
SpeciesluridaMeans “vividly colored”

About plant names...

This sedge is native to North America.

Identification: The sedge has a tuft of leaves at the bottom and stems, technically culms, up to 28" (71 cm) long. The leaf blades, resembling grass, are about a foot long and ⅜" (9.5 mm) across. The culms have one to four yellow-green, spiky flowerheads.

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

From Britton, Nathaniel Lord, and Brown, Addison, An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions, 1913, p. Vol 1: 436

Online References:

Carex lurida at Illinois Wildflowers

Carex lurida on Missouriplants.com

Carex lurida on Southeastern Flora, the Southeastern U.S. Plant Identification Resource

Carex lurida at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Carex lurida at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Carex lurida at the University of Wisconsin's Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Carex lurida on eFloras

References:

Knobel, Edward, Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of the United States, Dover Publications Inc., 1980, p. 65

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

9/29/2016 · Henry E. Cowdrey Nature Center, Lunenberg, MA ID is uncertain

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 17 × 11" (42 × 28 cm)

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 4 × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m)

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Carex lurida description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 2 Aug 2017.

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Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

9/29/2016 · Henry E. Cowdrey Nature Center, Lunenberg, MA ID is uncertain

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

9/26/2016 · Henry E. Cowdrey Nature Center, Lunenberg, MA ID is uncertain

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

9/20/2009 · Wild Gardens of Acadia, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm)

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

9/20/2009 · Wild Gardens of Acadia, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

9/29/2016 · Henry E. Cowdrey Nature Center, Lunenberg, MA ID is uncertain

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

9/20/2009 · Wild Gardens of Acadia, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Carex lurida (Sallow Sedge, Shallow Sedge)

9/29/2016 · Henry E. Cowdrey Nature Center, Lunenberg, MA ID is uncertain

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