Field Guide to Wisconsin Sedges: An Introduction to the by Andrew L. Hipp, Rachel D. Davis, Merel R. Black, Theodore S.

By Andrew L. Hipp, Rachel D. Davis, Merel R. Black, Theodore S. Cochrane

Sedges are one of the world’s so much different and ecologically very important plant households, with nearly 2 hundred species in Wisconsin on my own. those grass-like crops, chanced on in general in wetlands, are more and more well liked by landscapers and residential gardeners. studying to spot sedges is hard, although, and the on hand technical courses to the sedge family members should be overwhelming to a nonspecialist. box consultant to Wisconsin Sedges is a superbly illustrated advent to the most important sedge genus, Carex, which on my own makes up approximately 7 percentage of the plants of the higher Midwest.            Written essentially for naturalists, wild plant fans, and local landscapers, this booklet is exclusive in its obtainable structure and illustrations. With this e-book, readers can discover ways to realize key constructions had to establish nearly a hundred and fifty Carex species present in Wisconsin. writer Andrew Hipp exhibits the way to determine a few of the significant groupings of sedges which are utilized in courses to the genus in the course of the world.           box advisor to Wisconsin Sedges comprises details on habitat and diversity drawn from Hipp’s wide box event and inspection of hundreds of thousands of herbarium sheets. essentially an id advisor, the publication is additionally a helpful resource of habitat info for landscapers, gardeners, and restorationists.Features:• Keys to all Wisconsin Carex species, prepared via part• Distribution maps for all species• Species descriptions and certain habitat details for greater than 50 universal species• colour illustrations of entire vegetation or information for greater than 70 species• Appendix summarizing dominant Carex species by means of Wisconsin habitat• A word list of phrases• waterproof paperback hide 

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Leaf blades involute, wiry, < 1 mm wide; plants forming dense sods; calcareous soils, most common in juniper glades (section Albae) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28. C. eburnea 12. Leaf blades Xat, V-shaped or W-shaped in cross-section, > 1 mm wide; plants colonial but not typically forming dense mats; mesic to wet calcareous habitats (except Carex meadii [32], which favors dry lime prairies) 13. Perigynia and pistillate scales Xecked with red (10× magniWcation), packed densely into cylindrical pistillate spikes like corn kernels on a cob; calcareous wetlands, primarily in Door County and northeastern Wisconsin (section Granulares in part) .

67. C. gynandra 3. Lateral spikes ascending or arching; pistillate scales unawned [= Acutae] 5. Lowest bract conspicuously longer than the inXorescence; ligules longer than wide 6. Staminate spikes 1–3; pistillate spikes ≥ 4 mm wide; perigynia veinless; common in wetlands throughout much of the state . . . . 68. C. aquatilis 6. Staminate spikes 1; pistillate spikes ≤ 4 mm wide; perigynia veined; uncommon, Apostle Islands and Vilas County . .

101. C. 5 mm long; bogs of the Apostle Islands and Door County (section Stellulatae in part) . . . . 131. C. exilis (in part) Spikes more than 1 InXorescence bisexual; spikes on a given plant obviously of two kinds— some all or predominantly staminate, some all or predominantly pistillate— typically elongate, stalked; stigmas 3 per Xower and achenes round or triangular in cross-section, or stigmas 2 and achenes lenticular but spikes elongate, stalked, and divided by sex as described above; bracts often foliose and/or sheathing; basal leaf sheaths often red or purple .

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