Carex echinata

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

Carex ormantha
Carex phyllomanica
Carex svensonis

Carex echinata is a species of sedge known by the common names star sedge and little prickly sedge.

Distribution[edit]

This plant is native to North and Central America and parts of Eurasia. Carex echinata is a plant of wet forests, marshes, and mountain meadows of moderate elevation. It is commonly associated with peat bogs.

Description[edit]

Carex echinata has a solid, ridged stem that may exceed 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) in height and it has a few thready leaves toward the base. The inflorescences are star-shaped spikelets and are 3–15 millimetres (0.12–0.59 in) wide.

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