Carex festucacea

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Carex festucacea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Subgenus: C. subg. Vignea
Section: C. sect. Ovales
Species: C. festucacea
Binomial name
Carex festucacea
Schkuhr ex Willd.

Carex festucacea or fescue sedge is a species of sedge that lives in eastern North America. It has been described as "a soft, gray green, wisp, to 2', with narrow leaves and somewhat taller stems, topped by an interrupted spike, with lower spikelets, shaped a bit like an overflowing ice cream cone. The spike axis is often arched at the summit, but the alternating spikelets around the axis create a zig zag appearance. The seed sacs have a humped shoulder."[1]


  1. ^ Dick Young (1994). Kane County Wild Plants & Natural Areas (2nd ed.). 

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