Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Carex senta F. Boott


Family: Cyperaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
Carex senta F. Boott

Carex senta forms large streambank clumps. The terminal and lateral spikes are androgynous (contain both staminate and pistillate flowers with the staminate flowers on top and the pistillate flowers below.) There are 2 stigmas. The spikes appear either black or black and yellow in the field, depending on the condition of the stamens.
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Carex senta, photo Russ Kleinman, Catron Cty., Little Creek, Apr. 28, 2008



Carex senta, creekside habitat, photo Russ Kleinman, Catron Cty., Little Creek, Apr. 28, 2008



Carex senta, growth habit, photo Russ Kleinman, Catron Cty., Little Creek, Apr. 28, 2008



Carex senta, detail of scale and perigynium, photo Russ Kleinman, Catron Cty., Little Creek, Apr. 28, 2008


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