Carex buxbaumii

Carex buxbaumii is a species of sedge known as Buxbaum's sedge[1] or club sedge.[2] It is native to much of the northern Northern Hemisphere, from Alaska to Greenland[3] to Eurasia, and including most of Canada and the United States. It grows in wet habitat, such as marshes and fens. This sedge grows in clumps from long rhizomes. The stems are 75–100 cm (30–39 in) in maximum height. The leaves are narrow and small. The inflorescence has a bract which is sometimes longer than the spikes. The fruits have dark-colored bracts and a sac called a perigynium or utricle which is gray-green and rough in texture.

Carex buxbaumii
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Section: Carex sect. Racemosae
C. buxbaumii
Binomial name
Carex buxbaumii


  1. ^ "Carex buxbaumii". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  2. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ Grønlands flora. Tyge Wittrock Böcher (3. reviderede udgave ed.). København: P. Haase & Sons. 1978. ISBN 87-559-0385-1. OCLC 183098604.CS1 maint: others (link)

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