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Carex pellita

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Cyperaceae
Subgenus  Carex subg. Carex
Scientific name  Carex pellita
Rank  Species
Order  Poales
Genus  Carex
Section  Carex sect. Paludosae
Higher classification  Carex subg. Carex
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Similar  Sedges, Carex molesta, Carex lacustris, Carex comosa, Carex vulpinoidea

Carex pellita is a species of sedge known by the common name woolly sedge.

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Distribution

This sedge is native to much of North America, including southern Canada, the United States, and northeastern Mexico.

Description

Carex pellita Woolly Sedge Carex pellita Synonyms Carex lanuginosa Carex

Carex pellita grows in wet and dry areas in a number of habitat types, including disturbed areas such as ditches and roadsides. This sedge grows in colonies of individuals made up of clumps of stems 30 centimeters to one meter-3 feet tall from a network of spreading rhizomes.

Carex pellita Woolly Sedge Carex pellita Synonyms Carex lanuginosa Carex

The inflorescence is up to 30 centimeters long, a cylindrical body of overlapping flowers. Female flowers have dark brown or purplish, hairy scales with long tips. The fruit is coated in a fuzzy to woolly perigynium.

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References

Carex pellita Wikipedia


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