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Carex lenticularis NRCS-2

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 lenticularis

Carex lenticularis Michx., Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 172 (1803).

Carex lenticularis var. albimontana Dewey in A.Wood, Class-book Bot.: 755 (1861).
Carex lenticularis var. blakei Dewey in A.Wood, Class-book Bot.: 755 (1861).
Carex lenticularis var. merens Howe, Rep. (Annual) Regents Univ. State New York New York State Mus. 47: 149 (1894).
Carex lenticularis var. eucycla Fernald, Rhodora 15: 134 (1913).


Carex lenticularis D.Don, nom. illeg. = Carex phacota Spreng.
Carex lenticularis Dewey, nom. illeg. = Carex magellanica'' subsp. ''magellanica

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Alberta, Labrador, Maine, Manitoba, Masachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward I., Qubec, Saskatchewan, Vermont, Wisconsin

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

Michaux, A. 1803. Flora Boreali-Americana 2: 172. BHL

Additional references

USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Carex lenticularis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Carex lenticularis. Published online. Accessed: Aug-16 2017.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2017. Carex lenticularis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Aug 16. Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: lakeshore sedge, Lakeshore sedge, Shore sedge
français: Carex lenticulaire

Carex lenticularis is a species of sedge known by the common names lakeshore sedge[1] and goosegrass sedge. It is native to much of northern North America, including most all of Canada and the western United States, where it grows in wet habitats.[1]

This sedge, Carex lenticularis, produces clumps of slender, greenish yellow, angled stems. The inflorescence bears erect spikes with a long bract exceeding the length of the spikes.[2] The fruit is covered in a green, sometimes purple-dotted perigynium beneath a brown or black flower scale.[3]

"Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin".
"Carex lenticularis in Flora of North America @".
"Carex lenticularis (Lakeshore Sedge): Minnesota Wildflowers".

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