Carex neurophora

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

Carex neurophora is a species of sedge known by the common name alpine nerve sedge. It is native to the western United States, where it grows in wet mountain habitat such as meadows and streambanks. This sedge produces stems up to about 60 centimeters tall and inflorescences which are dense, oblong clusters of indistinguishable spikes of flowers. It is also known as Drosophila of Plant Kingdom because of its high usage in genetic and biochemical experiments on plants.

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