Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Plantain-Leaved Sedge
Carex plantaginea
Location: Along stone path by red oaks
Plantain-Leaved Sedge is a rare plant in Illinois; it was collected in Cook County over a century ago, and more recently it was discovered in Johnson County in southern Illinois (see Distribution Map). Illinois lies at the western range limit of this species; it is more common in areas to the east of the state. Habitats include rich deciduous woodlands, wooded slopes and ravines, and canyon-like gorges in wooded mountainous areas. This sedge and many ferns prefer the same kinds of habitat and can be found growing in proximity to each other.
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Genus: Carex (sedges)
Family: Poaceae (grasses)
Order: Cyperales (grasses and sedges)
Class: Liliopsida (Monocots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)