Carex pellita

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woolly sedge
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Subgenus: Carex subg. Carex
Section: Carex sect. Paludosae
Species: C. pellita
Binomial name
Carex pellita
Muhl. ex Willd.
Synonyms

Carex lanuginosa

Carex pellita is a species of sedge known by the common name woolly sedge.

Distribution[edit]

This sedge is native to much of North America, including southern Canada, the United States, and northeastern Mexico.

Description[edit]

Carex pellita grows in wet and dry areas in a number of habitat types, including disturbed areas such as ditches and roadsides. This sedge grows in colonies of individuals made up of clumps of stems 30 centimeters to one meter-3 feet tall from a network of spreading rhizomes.

The inflorescence is up to 30 centimeters long, a cylindrical body of overlapping flowers. Female flowers have dark brown or purplish, hairy scales with long tips. The fruit is coated in a fuzzy to woolly perigynium.

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