Carex alata

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Carex alata
Carex alata.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Subgenus: Carex subg. Vignea
Section: Carex sect. Ovales
C. alata
Binomial name
Carex alata

Carex alata, commonly called broad-winged sedge,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the sedge family. It is native to eastern North America, where it is found in Canada and the United States.[2] Its natural habitat is wet, marshy areas.[3] The species name alata is Latin for winged.

It is a perennial that flowers in spring. It produces fruits in late spring and summer.[3]


  1. ^ "Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States".
  2. ^ "Carex alata". County-level distribution map from the North American Plant Atlas (NAPA). Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b Flora of North America