Carex laevivaginata(Kük.) Mackz. ex Britt. & Brown
accepted accepted accepted
Smoothsheath Sedge


CAYUGA FLORA (1926) NOTES: Boggy meadows and springy places; frequent. June. Enfield Glen; hillside n. of Caroline Center; Ellis Hollow Swamp; border of Mud Pond, McLean Bogs; Mud Creek, Freeville; Big Gully. Mass. to N.Y. and N.C. The strongest of the characters cited by Fernald (Rhodora 17:231. 1915) appears to be the length of the perigynium (5-7 mm long in C. laevivaginata, 4 mm long in C. stipata). The truncate firm upper border of the sheath is a good character also. The lack of puckering in the sheath is fairly constant, the sheath in C. laevivaginata being occasionally puckered, while in C. stipata the puckering is sometimes absent. The leaves of C. laevivaginata do not seem to be narrower than those of C. stipata, as stated by Fernald.

BH SPECIMENS FOR Carex laevivaginata (this list may be incomplete)
 Town of Dryden, 107 Neimi Road, Five Wells Nature Preserve, Fivewellsania, north bank of pond, south of Farm House, sun, damp, 14 Jun 1981, Dilger WCD851 (BH 113395);
 Dryden, Ellis Hollow Swamp, 27 Jun 1915, Eames & MacDaniels 3612 (BH 3694);
 Caroline, in open field northwest of Caroline Center, swale, 12 Jul 1919, Eames & Wiegand 11574 (BH 2521);
 Dryden, Mud Creek, swampy woods, 29 Jun 1919, Eames & Wiegand 11571 (BH 2519);
 Dryden, 0.5 mile west of Besemer, swamp by road, 13 Jul 1919, Eames & Wiegand 11570 (BH 2518);
 Town of Ithaca, Buttermilk Falls State Park, poorly drained soil, south facing slope, upper Buttermilk ravine, 28 May 1975, Krusi (BH 2520);
 ca. 8 miles east of Ithaca, streamside, swamp, 5 Jun 1938, Lawrence 601 (BH 2523);
 Dryden, 600 tract, along upper Six Mile Creek, beyond Slaterville, 28 Jun 1936, Muenscher 19341 (BH 2522);
 Enfield, Enfield Ravine near Lucifer Falls, on north hillside, marly spring in woods, 12 Jul 1919, Randolph & Eames 11573 (BH 2512);
 Dryden, Round Marshes, border of Mud Pond, boggy place, 31 May 1914, Wiegand & MacDaniels 1840 (BH 2524);