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

Carex nigricans is a species of sedge known by the common name black alpine sedge. It is native to western North America from Alaska to northern California to Colorado, where it grows in wet areas in mountain, taiga, and tundra habitat. This sedge produces thick mats and loose clumps of stems up to 30 centimeters tall from a network of short rhizomes. The pistillate flowers have dark bracts and the fruit is covered in a dark colored, long beaked perigynium.

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Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales
Familia: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: Carex nigricans


Carex nigricans C.A.Mey.


  • Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans 1:211, t. 7. 1831
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


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