SIU Department Name | Page Title

siu logo siupress logo

SIU logo


Main Content Area

Sedges: Carex

Sedges: Carex

Add to Cart

Robert H. Mohlenbrock


E-book (Other formats: Paperback)


The Illustrated Flora of Illinois


Additional Materials

About the Book

Sedges: Carex is the fourteenth vol­ume of the Illustrated Flora of Illinois series and the sixth and last volume devoted to monocots—plants that have a single seed leaf, or coty­ledon, upon germination.
Since the volume’s original publica­tion in 1999, thirty-four additional species of plants have been recog­nized in Illinois. Some are discover­ies from recent field work, some are from more thorough searches of herbaria, and others are from differ­ent taxonomic philosophies.
For each species of Carex in Illinois, there is a full illustration showing the habit of the plant and close-ups of various vegetative and reproduc­tive structures that are crucial for the identification of the individual species. There is also a complete description of each species as well as a detailed discussion of the no­menclature and habitats. Range maps show the county distribution of each species in Illinois. A new and detailed key is provided for identification of the species.


Robert H. Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for thirty-four years. Since his retirement in 1990, he has served as senior scientist for Biotic Consultants, teaching wetland identification classes around the country. Among his more than sixty books are Vascular Flora of Illinois and Field Guide to U.S. National Forests.