Carex Canesceus Linnaeus, p. 29

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81 Carex canescens Linneas

syn. C. curta, good. C. Richardi Michx. c.

Spikes 5 to 7, about 12 to 20 flowered,
the 2 or 3 upper approximated, the rest
all distinct and the lowermost remote, ovate;
perigynia ovate, about the length of the pointed
scale. Culm one to two feet high; flowers
in May. Swamps.

Plate VIII fig 17 a Head of spikes;
b perigynium; c section of the same; d
the scale; e achenium.

Wisconsin Michigan, About Lake Superior;
and northward to the Coast of the Arctic Sea.
A native also of Europe

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