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Carex illota

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Cyperaceae
Section  C. sect. Ovales
Higher classification  Sedges
Order  Poales
Genus  Carex
Scientific name  Carex illota
Rank  Species
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Similar  Sedges, Carex leporinella, Carex haydeniana, Carex jonesii, Carex raynoldsii

Carex illota is a species of sedge known by the common name sheep sedge. It is native to western North America, where it grows in wet places such as marshes and mountain meadows, from New Mexico and California north to Western Canada.


This sedge produces dense clumps of stems up to about 38 centimeters in maximum height. There are a few leaves for each stem, growing up to 18 centimeters long. The nodding inflorescence is a dense dark brown cluster of spikes about a centimeter long.


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