Carex Scirpoidea Michaux, p. 2

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54 Carex scirpoidea, Michaux.

Dioecious; spikes cylindrical, slender; stigmas three; leaves
flat; perigynia ovoid, with a minute point, densely
hairy, dark purple at maturity, about the length of
the pointed minutely ciliate scale. Culms 6 to 8 inches high;
Flowers in June.

Plate VIII Fig 1 - a. Fertile spike. b
Sterile spike. c Perigynium and stigmas. d The pistillate
scale. e The achenium, or nut. f Section of the
perigynium.

Michigan - Extends East to N. England and northward to the Arctic
Regions.

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