Carex diandra

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Carex diandra
Carex diandra.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. diandra
Binomial name
Carex diandra
Schrank

Carex diandra is a species of sedge known by the common names lesser tussock-sedge[1] and lesser panicled sedge.

Distribution[edit]

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.

Description[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (XLS) on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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