Carex disticha

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Carex disticha
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Subgenus: C. subg. Vignea
Section: C. sect. Ammoglochin
Species: C. disticha
Binomial name
Carex disticha

Carex disticha is a Eurasian species of sedge known as the brown sedge[1] or, in North America, tworank sedge.[2]


Carex disticha is native to parts of Northern and Western Europe, where it grows in moist spots in a number of habitat types, and it has been introduced to the Great Lakes region of southern Canada.[3] In its native range, this species is often associated with the Juncus subnodulosusCirsium palustre fen-meadow habitat.[4] Carex disticha has also been introduced to Canada, where it is known from only two sites, in Ontario and Quebec.[3][5]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Carex disticha". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Carex disticha". Flora of North America. 2009. Retrieved December 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ C. Michael Hogan (2009). N. Strömberg, ed. "Marsh Thistle: Cirsium palustre". Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Carex disticha". U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2009. Retrieved December 4, 2009. 

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