Carex luzulina

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Carex luzulina
Carex luzulina NRCS-1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. luzulina
Binomial name
Carex luzulina
Olney

Carex luzulina is a species of sedge known by the common name woodrush sedge.

Distribution[edit]

This sedge is native to western North America from British Columbia to California to Wyoming, where it grows in wet habitat such as bogs and mountain meadows.

Description[edit]

Carex luzulina produces loose to dense clumps of rhizomed stems approaching 90 centimeters in maximum height. The inflorescence is made up of a few spikes of flowers with dark colored scales. The fruit is coated in a sac called a perigynium which is generally greenish with some dark purple coloration.

Varieties[edit]

  • Carex luzulina var. ablata
  • Carex luzulina var. atropurpurea
  • Carex luzulina var. luzulina

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