This sedge is a loosely or densely clumping plant growing 10 to 35 centimeters tall. The leaves are quill-like, narrow and rolled tightly. The inflorescence is generally not more than a centimeter long and has several male and female flowers. It reproduces by seed and vegetatively by rhizomes.
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Carex capitata
- USDA Plants Profile: Carex capitata
- Flora of North America
- Forest Service Ecology
- Carex capitata - Photo gallery
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