Carex blanda

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Carex blanda
Carex blanda drawing 1.png
A drawing from a flora in 1913
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Subgenus: Carex subg. Carex
Section: Carex sect. Laxiflorae
Species:
C. blanda
Binomial name
Carex blanda

Carex blanda, the common woodland sedge[1] or eastern woodland sedge,[2] is a sedge native to a wide variety of habitats in the eastern and central United States and Canada.[3]

Its leaves are 1–10 mm (0.039–0.394 inches) wide and 14–36 mm (9161 716 inches) long. The stem usually has a staminate (male) spike at the tip, two pistillate (female) spikes closely clustered near it, as well as another pistillate spike lower down. The pistillate spikes have 4 to 36 perigynia each, which develop into seeds (achenes).[4]

Carex blanda is rather common in its native range, and tends to spread aggressively, particularly in disturbed soils.[4][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chayka, Katy; Dziuk, Peter (2016). "Carex blanda (Common Woodland Sedge)". Minnesota Wildflowers.
  2. ^ "Carex blanda". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ Ball, Peter W.; Reznicek, A. A. (2002). "Carex sect. Laxiflorae". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 23. New York and Oxford – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  4. ^ a b Ball, Peter W.; Reznicek, A. A. (2002). "Carex blanda". In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (ed.). Flora of North America North of Mexico (FNA). 23. New York and Oxford – via eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.