Carex lenticularis

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Carex lenticularis
Carex lenticularis NRCS-2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. lenticularis
Binomial name
Carex lenticularis

Carex enanderi
Carex hindsii
Carex kelloggii
Carex plectocarpa

Carex lenticularis is a species of sedge known by the common names lakeshore sedge and goosegrass sedge. It is native to much of northern North America, including most all of Canada and the western United States, where it grows in wet habitat.


This sedge, Carex lenticularis, produces clumps of slender, greenish yellow, angled stems. The inflorescence bears erect spikes with a long bract exceeding the length of the spikes. The fruit is covered in a green, sometimes purple-dotted perigynium beneath a brown or black flower scale.

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