Carex vestita

Willdenow

Sp. Pl. 4(1): 263. 1805.

IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 498. Mentioned on page 492, 496.

Plants colonial; rhizomes long-creeping. Culms lateral, trigonous, 25–90 cm, scabrous-angled. Leaves: basal sheaths reddish purple, bladeless, apex of inner band glabrous; ligules 1.2–9 mm; blades green, M-shaped, 2.2–5.5 mm wide, glabrous or finely pubescent beyond ligule. Inflorescences 3–10 cm; peduncles of terminal spikes 2–20 mm; proximal 1–2 (–3) spikes pistillate or androgynous, ascending; distal spikes erect; terminal 1 (–2) spikes staminate. Pistillate scales ovate, apex acute to acuminate, glabrous, apical margins often scabrous-ciliate. Perigynia ascending, 10–14-veined, broadly ovoid, 2.8–4.5 × 1.3–2.1 mm, densely pubescent, pubescence nearly concealing veins and cellular details; beak 0.9–1.4 mm, friable, erose.


Phenology: Fruiting May–Jun.
Habitat: Dry to moist, open, sandy or gravelly meadows, open woods in acidic soils
Elevation: 0–400 m

Distribution

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Ala., Conn., Del., D.C., Maine, Md., Mass., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Pa., R.I., Tenn., Va.

Discussion

Carex vestita is long persistent in shaded conditions and is stimulated to flower and fruit by fire or other disturbance.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"lengthofbody" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

... more about "Carex vestita"
trigonous +
smaller +
A. A. Reznicek +  and Paul M. Catling +
Willdenow +
shortened +
rounded +
straight +
emarginate +  and bidentate +
0.09 cm0.9 mm <br />9.0e-4 m <br /> (0.14 cm1.4 mm <br />0.0014 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
m--shaped +
2.2mm;5.5mm +
glumaceous +  and foliaceous +
2-ranked +  and arranged +
ascending +  and appressed +
scale-like +  and leaflike +
parallel +  and divergent +
terete +, rolled +  and plicate +
involute +  and channeled +
red tinged +
scabrous-angled +  and trigonous +
25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br /> (90 cm900 mm <br />0.9 m <br />) +
with awn +  and acuminate +
Ala. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, Tenn. +  and Va. +
0–400 m +
open +, pistillate +  and staminate +
hypogynous +  and subtending +
biconvex +  and trigonous +
Dry to moist, open, sandy or gravelly meadows, open woods in acidic soils +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
staminate +, prophyllate +, pedunculate +  and pistillate +
multi-ranked +, 2-ranked +, 3-ranked +  and alternate +
basal +  and cauline +
pubescent;,;glabrous +
septate-nodulose +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (2.1 cm21 mm <br />0.021 m <br />) +
0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
with (1-)3-6(-30) bristles and/or scales +
0.28 cm2.8 mm <br />0.0028 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
cellular +  and pubescent +
0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (0.21 cm2.1 mm <br />0.0021 m <br />) +
Fruiting May–Jun. +
2-3(-4)-carpellate +
3 (?) +  and 1 (?) +
adventitious +
basal +  and proximal +
ladder-fibrillose +
shorter or longer +
septate-nodulose +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
staminate +  and pistillate +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
septate +, hollow +  and solid +
compressed +, terete +  and trigonous +
papillate +
deciduous +  and persistent +
2-3(-4)-fid +
Carex vestita +
Carex sect. Paludosae +
species +
plant +  and colonial +