It is widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere, where it can be found throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. It is also known from New Zealand. It grows in a wide variety of wet habitats, including wetlands, meadows, bogs, and lakeshores.
This sedge produces clumps of triangular stems up to 90 centimeters long. The leaves have white-edged, red-dotted sheaths and are up to about 30 centimeters long. The inflorescence is simple or sometimes compound, made up of several clusters of stiff light brown spikes.
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Carex diandra
- USDA Plants Profile
- Flora of North America
- Carex diandra: A Technical Conservation Assessment
- Carex diandra - Photo gallery
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