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

Carex liddonii

Carex petasata is a species of sedge known by the common name Liddon sedge. It is native to much of western North America, from Alaska and northern Canada to California to New Mexico, where it grows in several habitat types, including dry and wet, and low to high elevation, woodland and grassland. This sedge produces dense clumps of stems up to about 85 centimeters in maximum height with several leaves per stem measuring up to 30 or 40 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a light-colored open bundle of distinct flower spikes. The scale covering the female flower and the perigynium on the fruit are generally of pale color, white to cream to light brown.

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From Wikispecies


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 petasata


Carex petasata Dewey


  • American Journal of Science, and Arts. New Haven, CT 29:246, t. W, fig. 72. 1836
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


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