Drooping woodland sedge
Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Carex arctata Boott ex Hook.
Common name(s): drooping woodland sedge, drooping wood sedge
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-leaves of the flowering stems are more narrow than vegetative stems
-stem leaf blade is 3-5 mm in width
– may be confused with C. debilis, but need ripe fruit to determine differences; see left sidebar on Go Botany webpage
Go Botany. “Carex Arctata Boott in Hook.” Carex Arctata (Drooping Woodland Sedge): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/carex/arctata/.
Eric T. Doucette, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Biology, MA College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA (updated Feb 2018)