Carex Arida, Schweinitz & Torrey, p. 34

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86 Carex arida, Schweinetz & Torrey

Syn. C. Muskingumensis Schw.

Spikes 7 to 10 large, oval-oblong acute at
each end, approximate, dry & chaff-like; perigynia
very long, narrowly lanceolate, compressed,
winged, nerved, bidentate, tapering into a long
beak, more than twice the length of the oval=
=lanceolate scale; achenium sessile, narrowly
oblong. Culm two to three feet high;
flowers in June. Wet meadows.

Illinois; Ohio. Extends north to the
Arctic regions.

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