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

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Carex Meadii Dewey, p. 56
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Carex Meadii Dewey, p. 56

108 Carex Meadii, Dewey

Sterile spike solitary, long peduncled, club-shaped; fertile spikes two, oblong, round, rather loosely flowered, pedunculate, or the upper nearly sessile, with leafy sheathing bracts, shorter than the culm; perigynia ovate, becoming obovate by the growth of the achenium, obtuse, nerved, with a very short recurved beak; longer than the ovate bract acute or acuminate scale; achenium triquetrous, flattened at top, contracted towards the base, distinctly clotted under a lens. Culms 8 to 16 inches high, flowers in May. Grows on prairies and in oak openings.

Milwaukee to La Crosse in Wisconsin; Illinois, Ohio, & Michigan. Extends southward to N. Orleans.

Very near, if not identical with C. panicea Linnaeus, a native of Europe.

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Carex Tetanica Schkur, p. 57
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Carex Tetanica Schkur, p. 57

109 Carex tetanica, Schkur.

Syn. C. conoidea, Gray (not of Schk.)

Sterile spike single, on an elevated stalk; fertile spikes 1 to 3, usually two, oblong-cylindrical, loosely flowered, remote; perigynia when young pointed at each end, at maturity obovoid, scarcely inflated, with a slightly bent point, longer than the ovate pointed or awned scale; achenium ovoid-triquetrous, indistinctly dotted under a lens; bracts shorter than the culm. Culm 12 to 18 inches high flowers in May. Moist woods &c.

Wisconsin, Illinois, Southern Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan

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Carex Grawei Dewey, p. 58
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Carex Grawei Dewey, p. 58

110 Carex Grawei, Dewey

Syn. C. heterostachya Dewey.

Fertile spike solitary, or with one or two short additional ones at the base; fertile 3 to 6, remote the lowest near the root, oblong or cylindrical; perigynia ovoid-oblong, obscurely nerved, longer than the rather obtuse scale; chenium obovate, triquetrous, tapering at the base. Culms 4 to 8 inches high; flowers in May. Wet boggy places.

Wisconsin, and Michigan. Has been found only in these locations and in N. York.

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Carex Granularis Muhlenberg, p. 59
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Carex Granularis Muhlenberg, p. 59

111 Carex granularis, Muhlenberg.

Sterile spike solitary, sessile; fertile spikes 2 to 4 cylindrical, oblong, dense-flowered, nearly erect, sometimes with one or more short branches at the base; perigynia roundish-ovate, nerved, very short-beaked, and round, [crossed out] longer than the ovate-acuminate scale; bracts exceeding the culm. Culm 12 to 18 inches high; flowers in May. Wet places.--

Plate X fig 3 -- a head of spikes and bracts one fourth the natural size; b a fertile spike; c perigynium, stigmas, & scale; d section of the perigynium e achenium; f section of the achenium; g the staminate flower; h section of the culm.

Wisconsin, Illinois, Southern Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and about Lake Superior from S. Carolina to the Arctic regions.

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Carex Conoidea Schkur, p. 60
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Carex Conoidea Schkur, p. 60

112 Carex conoidea, Schkur.

Sterile spike solitary, long peduncled, fertile spikes 2 to 3 oblong, closely flowered, the lower distant, and on "long slender stalk; perigynium oblong-conic, with impressed nerves, slightly oblique at the summit; achenium obovate, or pearshaped, triquetrous; scales with several strong nerves near the keel, the lower awned and longer than the perigynium, the upper acute and shorter than the perigynium; bracts about equalling the culm.

Illinois, Southern Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Extends from N. Carolina to the arctic regions.

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