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Carex multicostata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Cyperaceae
Section  C. sect. Ovales
Higher classification  Sedges
Order  Poales
Genus  Carex
Scientific name  Carex multicostata
Rank  Species
Carex multicostata
Similar  Sedges, Carex abrupta, Carex leporinella, Carex angustata, Carex multicaulis

Carex multicostata is a species of sedge known by the common name manyrib sedge.

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Distribution

This sedge is native to the western United States from California to Montana, where it grows mainly in dry areas in mountain ranges, such as the Sierra Nevada and Transverse Ranges.

Description

Carex multicostata produces a dense clump of stems up to about a meter in maximum height. The inflorescence is roughly triangular in shape and brown or gold in color, a dense cluster of overlapping spikes. The female flower has a covering bract which is reddish with white edges.

References

Carex multicostata Wikipedia


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