Carex limosa

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Carex limosa
Carex limosa inflorescence kz.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. limosa
Binomial name
Carex limosa
  • Trasus limosus (L.) Gray
  • Facolos limosa (L.) Raf.
  • Carex elegans Willd.
  • Carex fuscocuprea (Kük.) V.I.Krecz.
  • Carex glaucocarpa St.-Lag.
  • Carex laxa Dewey

Carex limosa is a species of sedge known by the common names bog-sedge,[1] mud sedge and shore sedge.


This sedge is an aquatic or shore plant which can most often be found in peat bogs in mountains. It is widely distributed across North America and northern Eurasia.


Carex limosa has a large rhizome and hairy roots. It produces a stem which is generally just under half a meter in height and has a few basal leaves which are long and threadlike. The tip of the stem is often occupied by a staminate spikelet, and below this hang one or more nodding pistillate spikelets. Some spikelets may have both male and female parts, however. Each fruit is a few millimeters long and spade-shaped.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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