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Carex capitata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Cyperaceae
Scientific name  Carex capitata
Rank  Species
Order  Poales
Genus  Carex
Higher classification  Sedges
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Similar  Sedges, Carex microglochin, Carex brunnescens, Carex norvegica, Carex capillaris

Carex capitata is a species of sedge known by the common name capitate sedge. It has a circumboreal distribution, growing in wet places in boreal forests and mountain meadows in alpine climates.

Description

This sedge is a loosely or densely clumping plant growing 10 to 35 centimeters tall. The leaves are quill-like, narrow and rolled tightly. The inflorescence is generally not more than a centimeter long and has several male and female flowers. It reproduces by seed and vegetatively by rhizomes.

References

Carex capitata Wikipedia


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