Carex cespitosa

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Carex cespitosa
Carex cespitosa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. cespitosa
Binomial name
Carex cespitosa

Carex cespitosa is a species of perennial sedge of the genus Carex which can be found growing in bundles as the Latin specific epithet cespitosa suggests. The species is able to hybridise with the common sedge (Carex nigra) to produce a 20–50 centimetres (7.9–19.7 in) tall plant, flowering from May to June. The species can be found in all of Scandinavia, ranging from common to rare, as well as central parts of Europe, including Britain and the Iberian Peninsula.

Cultural references[edit]

  • John Bauer's famous painting Princess Tuvstarr has taken its name after the Swedish term for this plant.