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

Carex invisa
Carex nigella
Carex tolmiei

Carex spectabilis is a species of sedge known by the common name showy sedge. It is native to western North America from Alaska to California to Utah, where it grows in moist mountain habitat in subalpine to alpine climates. This sedge produces clusters of stems 50 to 90 centimeters in maximum height, sometimes from rhizomes. The inflorescence is an erect to heavily nodding cluster of flowers covered in dark purplish scales. The fruit is coated in a perigynium which is pale yellowish to dark purple to black.

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Taxonavigation

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 spectabilis

Name

Carex spectabilis Dewey

References

  • American Journal of Science, and Arts. New Haven, CT 29:248, t. X, fig. 76. 1836
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]

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