Carex cephalophoraMühl. ex Willd.
accepted accepted accepted
Oval-leaf Sedge


CAYUGA FLORA (1926) NOTES: Dry rocky exposed banks, in stony noncalcareous soils over sandstone and shale; common. June. Especially frequent about Ithaca, along the slopes of Cayuga Lake; rare in the McLean region. Me. to Ont. and Man, southw. to Fla. and Tex.; frequent on the Coastal Plain. Similar to C. cephaloidea and C. sparganioides, but the leaves are narrower, and the small, short, and broad perigynia of the dense head are scarcely longer than the scales.

BH SPECIMENS FOR Carex cephalophora (this list may be incomplete)
 Town of Dryden, 107 Neimi Road, Five Wells Nature Preserve, Beech Woods, moist, shade, 6 Jun 1996, Dilger WCD1877 (BH 112420);
 Town of Ithaca, Cornell Plantations, Mundy Wildflower Garden, dry open area along driveway, 12 Jun 1995, Wesley & Nix (BH 109191);
 without locality, , anonymous (BH );
 Ithaca, Jul 1875, anonymous (BH 6140);
 Ithaca, 28 May 1889, Bailey (BH 6136);
 Ithaca, Cayuga Heights, halfway above Renwick, dry wooded spot, 31 May 1916, Bechtel & Metcalf 6006 (BH 6126);
 Ithaca Flats, Jul 1875, Dudley (BH 6125);
 Ithaca, crest of West Hill, edge of cultivated field, 4 Jul 1917, Gershoy 7698 (BH 6127);
 Ithaca, Buttermilk Falls State Park, south crest of old Buttermilk Gorge, in well drained soil on rocky ledge, 13 Jun 1975, Krusi (BH 6134);
 Ithaca, 1868, Lord (BH 6135);
 Ithaca, 1868, Lord (BH 6138);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek Ravine, northwest corner of Beebe Lake, at water's edge, 17 Jun 1913, Palmer 224 (BH 6137);
 Lansing, north of McKinneys, dry roadside, 10 Jun 1919, Wiegand 11552 (BH 3656);
 Ithaca, cemetery, 5 Jun 1893, Wiegand (BH 6133);
 Ithaca, Cayuga Heights road near second iron bridge, rich woods, 5 Jun 1914, Wiegand 1828 (BH 3657);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek Ravine, back of Prudence Risley Hall, rich soil, 5 Jun 1914, Wiegand 1827 (BH 6124);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek Ravine, Fall Creek Drive, dry sterile soil, edge of woods, 5 Jun 1914, Wiegand 1829 (BH 6139);
 Ithaca, Cornell University campus, Fisk-McGraw grounds, 6 Jun 1895, Wiegand (BH 6128);
 Ithaca, north of Lick Brook, gravel, bottomland ravine, 6 Jun 1919, Wiegand 11551 (BH 6123);