Cover

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Title Page

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Copyright

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Contents

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Illustrations

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pp. ix-xi

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Preface to the Second Edition

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p. xiii

Since the publication of the first edition of Sedges: Carex in 1999, thirty-four additional species of plants covered by this book are being recognized in Illinois. Some of these are discoveries from recent field work, some are from more thorough searches of herbaria, and some are from different taxonomic philosophies. In addition...

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Preface to the First Edition

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p. xv

This is the second volume devoted to sedges in the Illustrated Flora of Illinois series. It follows the publication of a volume on the ferns of Illinois, five volumes on the monocotyledonous plants of Illinois, six volumes on the dicotyledonous plants of...

Acknowledgments

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p. xvii

Map

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p. 2

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Introduction

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pp. 3-7

This is the second of two volumes devoted to sedges, a group of plants belonging to the family Cyperaceae. This book deals only with the treatment of the genus Carex in Illinois, where 159 species are currently known. The first volume on sedges, published in 1976, contains the genera...

Key to the Genera of Cyperaceae in Illinois

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p. 9

Key to the Species of Carex in Illinois

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pp. 11-27

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Descriptions and Illustrations

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pp. 29-314

Perennial herbs, sometimes with rhizomes and/or stolons; leaves flat, less commonly involute or plicate, glabrous or pubescent, often scabrous along the margins, surpassing or shorter than the culms; inflorescence composed of 1 -several spikes in an elongated or capitate cluster; spikes either entirely staminate or entirely pistillate...

Appendix: Additions and Changes to the First Edition

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p. 317

Key to the Species of Carex in Illinois

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pp. 319-416

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Excluded Species

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p. 417

Carex livida (Wahlenb.) Willd. Vasey (1861) reported this species from Illinois but since Vasey is known to have sometimes placed Illinois on his collection labels even though the plant was collected elsewhere, this fact prevents me from listing this...

Glossary

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pp. 419-421

Literature Cited

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pp. 423-424

Index of Plant Names

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pp. 425-429