Carex jamesii

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Carex jamesii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Section: C. sect. Phyllostachys
Species: C. jamesii
Binomial name
Carex jamesii

Carex jamesii is a sedge native to North America from Minnesota east to New York and south to Oklahoma and South Carolina. It occurs in mesic hardwood forests and flowers from early May to mid July. For its genus, it is a distinctive species when in flower. It has two to four perigynia that are subtended by leaf-like pistillate scales. Its seeds are dispersed by ants.[1]

Within the genus Carex, Carex jamesii is in the section Phyllostachys and is most closely related to C. juniperorum.[2]


  1. ^ Andrew J. Beattie & David C. Culver (1981). "The guild of myrmecochores in the herbaceous flora of West Virginia forests". Ecology 62 (1): 107–115. JSTOR 1936674. 
  2. ^ Julian R. Starr, Randall J. Bayer & Bruce A. Ford (1999). "The phylogenetic position of Carex section Phyllostachys and its implications for phylogeny and subgeneric circumscription in Carex (Cyperaceae)". American Journal of Botany 86 (4): 563–577. doi:10.2307/2656818. PMID 10205077. 

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