Carex paleacea

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Carex paleacea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. paleacea
Binomial name
Carex paleacea
Schreb. ex Wahlenb.
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Carex paleacea commonly known as chaffy sedge is one of the 579 species of Carex. The Wetland Indicator Status for the species is classified as "obligate wetland" (OBL), occurring 99% of the time in a typical salt marsh environment when conditions are favorable.[1]


  1. ^ "Carex paleacea Schreb. ex Wahlenb.". PLANTS database. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved August 3, 2010.