Carex Limosa
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Carex Limosa

Carex limosa
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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. Limosae
C. limosa
Binomial name
Carex limosa
  • Trasus limosus (L.) Gray
  • Facolos limosa (L.) Raf.
  • Carex elegans Willd.[1]
  • Carex fuscocuprea (Kük.) V.I.Krecz.
  • Carex glaucocarpa St.-Lag.
  • Carex laxa Dewey

Carex limosa is a species of sedge known as bog-sedge,[2]mud sedge, and shore sedge.


This sedge is an aquatic or shore plant which can most often be found in peat bogs in mountains. It is widely distributed across North America and northern Eurasia.


Carex limosa has a large rhizome and hairy roots. It produces a stem which is generally just under half a meter in height and has a few basal leaves which are long and threadlike. The tip of the stem is often occupied by a staminate spikelet, and below this hang one or more nodding pistillate spikelets. Some spikelets may have both male and female parts, however. Each fruit is a few millimeters long and spade-shaped.


  1. ^ Willd. Fl. Berol. Prodr. 34 1787
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved .

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