Box 15, Folder 11: Grass like Plants of Wisconsin, 1855

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Carex Limosa  Linnaeus, p. 51
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Carex Limosa Linnaeus, p. 51

103 Carex limosa, Linnaeus

Sterile spike solitary; fertile spikes one or two, oblong 10 to 20 flowered, occasionally with sterile flowers at the apex; bracts very narrow, the lowest shorter than the culm; perigynia ovate, about equalling the ovate mucronate scale. Culms 10 to 18 inches high. Flowers in May. Tamarac [tamarack] swamps.

Wisconsin, & Michigan. Found also in the N. England states, and north to the Arctic Regions.

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Carex Irrigua Smith, p. 52
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Carex Irrigua Smith, p. 52

104 Carex irrigua, Smith.

Syn. C. limosa var. irrigua, Wahl. C. paupercula Michx. C. lenticularis Dew (not of Michx)

Sterile spike solitary; fertile spikes 2 to 4, ovoid or oblong, occasionally sterile at the apex; lowest bract as wide as the leaves, longer than the culm; perigynia roundish-ovate, much shorter than the tapering pointed scale. Culms eighteen inches to two feet high; flowers in May. Tamarac [tamarack] swamps.

Wisconsin, Southern Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and about Lake Superior. Also in the arctic regions, and East ward to the N. England states.

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Carex Buxbaumii Wahlenberg, p. 53
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Carex Buxbaumii Wahlenberg, p. 53

105 Carex Buxbaumii, Wahlenberg.

Syn. C. canescens Boot. C. polygama Schk.

Sterile spike solitary, short stalked usually with fertile flowers in the middle; fertile spikes two or three approximate, oblong, sessile, bracteate; perigynium elliptical, obscurely nerved, obtusely triangular, obscurely nerved, about equal to the ovate mucronate scale. Culm one to two feet high; flowers in June. Wet grounds.

Wisconsin, Illinois, Southern Indiana, Michigan and about Lake Superior. Extends from North Carolina to the Arctic Region.

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Carex Shortiana Dewey, p. 54
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Carex Shortiana Dewey, p. 54

106 Carex Shortiana Dewey.

Sterile spike solitary, upper half fertile above; fertile three or four, cylindrical, erect, densely flowered, each with from 4 to 12 sterile flowers below, short stalked, perigynia broadly obovate, abruptly contracted at the base into a short stalk, a little longer than the ovate acute scale. Culm about two feet high, flowers in May. Marshes.

Illinois, Southern Indiana, & Ohio.

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Carex Aurea Nutall, p. 55
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Carex Aurea Nutall, p. 55

107 Carex aurea, Nuttall.

Syn. C. pyriformis Schw.

Sterile spike solitary, pedunculate often with a few fertile flowers at the top; Fertile spikes 3 or 4 oblong loosely flowered, the lowest often remote; bracts exceeding the culm; perigynia obovate or pear-shaped obtuse, smooth, slightly inflated, longer than the ovate acute scales; stigmas two; achenium lenticular. Culms 6 to 12 inches high, flowers in May. Wet springy places.

Along the shore of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin, where it was first discovered by Mr Nuttall; also in Michigan, and about Lake Superior. Extends Eastward to Massachusetts, and northward to the Arctic regions.

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