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Carex hassei

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Kingdom
  
Plantae

Family
  
Cyperaceae

Scientific name
  
Carex hassei

Rank
  
Species

Order
  
Poales

Genus
  
Carex

Higher classification
  
Sedges

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Similar
  
Sedges, Carex jonesii, Carex abrupta, Carex leporinella, Carex cusickii

Carex hassei is a species of sedge known by the common name salt sedge. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to Baja California to New Mexico, where it grows in moist places, such as meadows.

Description

This sedge, Carex hassei, is similar to the Golden sedge, Carex aurea, and has sometimes been treated as part of that species. It produces stems up to about 40 centimeters tall, or sometimes taller. The inflorescence has a long, leaflike bract that is longer than the spikes. The flowers have reddish-brown, white-tipped scales and the fruit is coated in a perigynium which is fleshy, bumpy, and light in color.

References

Carex hassei Wikipedia