Carex limosa

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Carex limosa
Carex limosa inflorescence kz.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. limosa
Binomial name
Carex limosa
L.
Synonyms
  • Trasus limosus (L.) Gray
  • Facolos limosa (L.) Raf.
  • Carex elegans Willd.
  • Carex fuscocuprea (Kük.) V.I.Krecz.
  • Carex glaucocarpa St.-Lag.
  • Carex laxa Dewey

Carex limosa is a species of sedge known by the common names bog-sedge,[1] mud sedge and shore sedge.

Distribution[edit]

This sedge is an aquatic or shore plant which can most often be found in peat bogs in mountains. It is widely distributed across North America and northern Eurasia.

Description[edit]

Carex limosa has a large rhizome and hairy roots. It produces a stem which is generally just under half a meter in height and has a few basal leaves which are long and threadlike. The tip of the stem is often occupied by a staminate spikelet, and below this hang one or more nodding pistillate spikelets. Some spikelets may have both male and female parts, however. Each fruit is a few millimeters long and spade-shaped.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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