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Carexleptalea

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Cyperaceae
Subfamilia: Cyperoideae
Tribus: Cariceae
Genus: Carex
Species: Carex leptalea
Subspecies: C. l. subsp. harperi – C. l. subsp. leptalea – C. l. subsp. pacifica
Name

Carex leptalea Wahlenb., Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 24: 139 (1803).
Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Labrador, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Qubec, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yukon
Continental: Southern America
Dominican Republic, Venezuela

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Wahlenberg, G. 1803. Kongl. Vetensk. Akad. Nya Handl. 24: 139.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex leptalea in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Jan 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Carex leptalea. Published online. Accessed: Jan 22 2020.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex leptalea in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Jan 22. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2020. Carex leptalea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 22 Jan 2020.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Carex leptalea in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
English: bristlystalked sedge, Bristly-stalked sedge, Harper's sedge, Little bog sedge
français: Carex à tiges grêles

Carex leptalea is a species of sedge known by the common names bristly-stalked sedge and flaccid sedge. It is native to much of North America including most of Canada, the Dominican Republic, and the United States.[1] It only grows in wetlands. This sedge produces dense clusters of thin stems up to 70 centimeters tall from a network of branching rhizomes. The thin, deep green leaves are soft, hairless, and sometimes drooping. The inflorescence is up to 16 millimeters long but only 2 to 3 millimeters wide, and is yellow-green in color. There are only a few perigynia on each spikelet, and they are green and veined.

Subspecies[1]

Carex leptalea subsp. harperi (Fernald) W.Stone - southeastern US from Texas and Florida north to Missouri and Pennsylvania
Carex leptalea subsp. leptalea - widespread from Alaska east to Nunavut and south to California and Dominican Republic
Carex leptalea subsp. pacifica Calder & Roy L.Taylor - Washington State, British Columbia, southeastern Alaska

References

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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