Carex comosa

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Carex comosa
Carex comosa NRCS-1.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Subgenus: Carex subg. Carex
Section: Carex sect. Vesicariae
C. comosa
Binomial name
Carex comosa

Carex comosa is a species of sedge known as longhair sedge and bristly sedge. It is native to North America, where it grows in western and eastern regions of Canada and the United States, and parts of Mexico.[1] It grows in wet places, including meadows and many types of wetlands.[2] Tolerates deeper water than most common species and is good for retention basins. This sedge produces clumps of triangular stems up to 100 or 120 centimeters tall from short rhizomes.[3] The inflorescence is up to 35 centimeters long and has a long bract which is longer than the spikes. It is a cluster of several cylindrical spikes. The scales over the fruits taper into long, thin awns.[4]


  1. ^ "Native sedge Carex comosa Longhair Sedge". Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  2. ^ "Carex comosa (Bristly Sedge): Minnesota Wildflowers". Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  3. ^ "Bristly Sedge, Carex comosa Boott". Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  4. ^ "Bottlebrush Sedge (Carex comosa)". Retrieved 2019-01-08.

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