Samiksha Jaiswal

Carex sprengelii

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Cyperaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Poales
Genus  Carex
Carex sprengelii Carex sprengelii Sprengel39s Sedge Minnesota Wildflowers
Similar  Carex stipata, Carex comosa, Carex vulpinoidea, Carex hystericina, Carex scoparia

Carex sprengelii (Sprengel's sedge or long-beaked sedge) is a sedge with hanging seed heads, native to North America.

Description

Carex sprengelii Carex sprengelii Sprengel39s Sedge Minnesota Wildflowers

Long-beaked sedge has flowering stems (culms) 30 to 90 cm (1 to 3 ft) long. The leaves are 2.5 to 4 mm (0.10 to 0.16 in) wide and shorter than the flowering stems.

Carex sprengelii Carex sprengelii longbeaked sedge Go Botany

Each flowering stem has 1 to 4 spikes of flowers. While flowering, they are crowded at the tip of the stem. The terminal spike is either all male or male with a few female flowers at the bottom. Each female spike has 10 to 40 female flowers, each about 1 mm (0.04 in) apart. Each spike is on its own stalk (pedicel), and each succeeding spike is shorter than the previous one. As the female flowers develop into seeds (achenes), the stalk droops or nods downwards. The bract enclosing the seed has a long tapered tip (beak), which gives the plant its common name.

Carex sprengelii Carex sprengelii longbeaked sedge Go Botany
Carex sprengelii LongBeaked Sedge Carex sprengelii Plants
Carex sprengelii Carex sprengelii Sprengel39s Sedge Minnesota Wildflowers
Carex sprengelii Carex sprengelii longbeaked sedge Go Botany
Carex sprengelii Carex sprengelii LongBeaked Sedge Citizens for Conservation39s

References

Carex sprengelii Wikipedia


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