Carex foenea dry-spike sedge Cyperaceae CAFO; fr; R gb, h;

 

Carex foenea.Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Carex foenea.Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org (Accessed 4/2014).

Carex foenea is a perennial sedge, tufted, ca 70 cm, yellow-green.

Leaves of two types: basal leaves bladeless, stem leaves about 0.4 cm wide. 

Flower spikes bead-like on axis bracts small, linear, spikes 3-15, narrowly elliptic ca 2-3cm long, sessile, at top of stem; staminate flowers at base of spike, perigynia flat, appressed, crowded, scale covering perigynia; inflorescence elongate, drooping; blooms June-July. 

Wetland status: UPL 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Found in wet soil, open area, pond edge, also in dry, open, sandy soil.