Carex nervina

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Carex nervina
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. nervina
Binomial name
Carex nervina
L.H.Bailey

Carex nervina is a species of sedge known by the common name Sierra sedge.

Distribution[edit]

This sedge is native to California, including the Sierra Nevada and San Joaquin Valley, and adjacent parts of Oregon and Nevada, where it grows mainly in mountain meadows.

Description[edit]

Carex nervina forms thick clumps of spongy, winged stems up to about 70 centimeters tall. The inflorescence is a dense cluster of a few compact spikes up to 3 centimeters long. The fruit is coated in a shiny green or brown toothed perigynium.

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