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Carex amplifolia

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Cyperaceae
Scientific name  Carex amplifolia
Rank  Species
Order  Poales
Genus  Carex
Higher classification  Sedges
Carex amplifolia Ampleleaved Sedge Bigleaf Sedge Carex amplifolia
Similar  Sedges, Carex angustata, Carex athrostachya, Carex abrupta, Carex cusickii

Carex amplifolia is a species of sedge known by the common name bigleaf sedge. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to Montana to California, where it grows in wet and seasonally wet areas in coniferous forests.

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Description

Carex amplifolia Ampleleaved Sedge Bigleaf Sedge Carex amplifolia

This rhizomatous sedge produces stems 50 to 100 centimeters tall. The winged stems have reddish tinted bases and are wrapped in long, roughly hairy leaves up to 2 centimeters wide. The inflorescence is made up of 5 to 8 cylindrical spikes each up to 10 or 14 centimeters long and often made up of hundreds of individual flowers.

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Carex amplifolia Washington Native Plant Society Starflower Image Herbarium

References

Carex amplifolia Wikipedia


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