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Carex scoparia

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Cyperaceae
Section  C. sect. Ovales
Higher classification  Sedges
Order  Poales
Genus  Carex
Scientific name  Carex scoparia
Rank  Species
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Similar  Sedges, Carex vulpinoidea, Carex stipata, Carex comosa, Carex hystericina

Carex scoparia is a species of sedge known by the common names broom sedge and pointed broom sedge. It should not be confused with the unrelated grass species known as "broom sedge," Andropogon virginicus.

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Distribution

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This sedge is native to much of North America, including the southern half of Canada and most of the continental United States, from California to Maine. Carex scoparia can be found in many types of wetland habitat, and in generally wet places from meadows to irrigation ditches. Also, it is adaptable to varying soils and other hydrologic conditions. It is known as an introduced species in New Zealand and parts of Europe.

Description

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Carex scoparia produces dense clumps of stems 20 centimeters to one meter tall with narrow grasslike leaves up to about 30 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a cluster or open array of several bullet-shaped spikes of flowers. The spikes are light green and age to tan or brown. The fruit is covered in a sac called a perigynium which is light in color. The achene within the perigynium is ovate or elliptic.

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References

Carex scoparia Wikipedia


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