Carex rostrata, the bottle sedge or beaked sedge,[1] is a perennial species of sedge in the family Cyperaceae.

Carex rostrata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Subgenus: Carex subg. Carex
Section: Carex sect. Vesicariae
C. rostrata
Binomial name
Carex rostrata
Stokes, 1787

Range and habitatEdit

The species is native to Holarctic fens and can be found in Canada and the northern part of the United States,[1] and most of Europe, including Britain, north to 71┬░ N, and W. Asia, in wet peaty places with a high water table.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Carex rostrata". USDA. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "PFAF (Carex rostrata)". Retrieved 1 August 2014.