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Carex  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 39369

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): laîches [French]
 
    rouches [French]
 
    sedge species [English]
 
    carex
 
    sedges [English]
 
    sedge [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae   
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                         OrderPoales   
                            FamilyCyperaceae  – sedges, foins coupants, laîches, rouches, rouchettes  
                               GenusCarex L. – laîches, rouches, sedge species, carex, sedges, sedge  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Carex X abitibiana Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex aboriginum M.E. Jones – Indian Valley sedge 
                                  Species Carex abrupta Mack. – abruptbeak sedge 
                                  Species Carex abscondita Mack. – thicket sedge 
                                  Species Carex acidicola Naczi  
                                  Species Carex acutiformis Ehrh. – lesser pond sedge 
                                  Species Carex adelostoma V.I. Krecz. – circumpolar sedge 
                                  Species Carex adusta Boott – lesser brown sedge 
                                  Species Carex X aestivaliformis Mack. – sedge 
                                  Species Carex aestivalis M.A. Curtis ex A. Gray – summer sedge 
                                  Species Carex aggregata Mack. – glomerate sedge 
                                  Species Carex alata Torr. – broadwing sedge 
                                  Species Carex albicans Willd. ex Spreng. – whitetinge sedge 
                                  Species Carex albida L.H. Bailey – white sedge 
                                  Species Carex albolutescens Schwein. – greenwhite sedge 
                                  Species Carex albonigra Mack. – black-and-white sedge, blackandwhite sedge 
                                  Species Carex albursina E. Sheld. – white bear sedge 
                                  Species Carex alligata Boott – Hawai'i sedge 
                                  Species Carex alma L.H. Bailey – Alma sedge, sturdy sedge 
                                  Species Carex alopecoidea Tuck. – foxtail sedge, fox-tail sedge 
                                  Species Carex amphibola Steud. – amphibious sedge, eastern narrowleaf sedge 
                                  Species Carex amplectens Mack. – claspbract sedge 
                                  Species Carex amplifolia Boott – bigleaf sedge 
                                  Species Carex angustata Boott – widefruit sedge, common meadow sedge 
                                  Species Carex angustisquama Franch.  
                                  Species Carex annectens (E.P. Bicknell) E.P. Bicknell – yellowfruit sedge 
                                  Species Carex anthoxanthea J. Presl & C. Presl – grassyslope arctic sedge 
                                  Species Carex aperta Boott – Columbian sedge 
                                  Species Carex appalachica J.M. Webber & P.W. Ball – carex des Appalaches, Appalachian sedge 
                                  Species Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. – water sedge 
                                  Species Carex arapahoensis Clokey – Arapaho sedge 
                                  Species Carex arcta Boott – northern cluster sedge 
                                  Species Carex arctata Boott ex Hook. – drooping woodland sedge 
                                  Species Carex arctiformis Mack. – polar sedge 
                                  Species Carex X arctophila F. Nyl.  
                                  Species Carex arenaria L. – sand sedge 
                                  Species Carex argyrantha Tuck. – hay sedge 
                                  Species Carex arkansana (L.H. Bailey) L.H. Bailey – Arkansas sedge 
                                  Species Carex assiniboinensis W. Boott – Assiniboia sedge 
                                  Species Carex atherodes Spreng. – awned sedge, carex épi-de-blé, slough sedge, wheat sedge 
                                  Species Carex athrostachya Olney – slenderbeak sedge, slender-beak sedge 
                                  Species Carex atlantica L.H. Bailey – prickly bog sedge 
                                  Species Carex atrata L.  
                                  Species Carex atratiformis Britton – black sedge, scrabrous black sedge 
                                  Species Carex atrofusca Schkuhr – darkbrown sedge 
                                  Species Carex atrosquama Mack. – lesser blackscale sedge 
                                  Species Carex aurea Nutt. – golden-fruit sedge, golden sedge 
                                  Species Carex aureolensis Steud.  
                                  Species Carex austrina Mack. – southern sedge 
                                  Species Carex austroalpina Bech.  
                                  Species Carex austrocaroliniana L.H. Bailey – tarheel sedge 
                                  Species Carex baccans Nees  
                                  Species Carex backii Boott – rocky mountain sedge, carex de Back, Back's sedge 
                                  Species Carex baileyi Britton – Bailey's sedge 
                                  Species Carex baltzellii Chapm. ex Dewey – Baltzell's sedge 
                                  Species Carex barbarae Dewey – Santa Barbara sedge 
                                  Species Carex barrattii Schwein. & Torr. – Barratt's sedge 
                                  Species Carex basiantha Steud. – Willdenow's sedge 
                                  Species Carex bebbii Olney ex Fernald – Bebb sedge, Bebb's sedge 
                                  Species Carex bella L.H. Bailey – showy sedge, southwestern showy sedge 
                                  Species Carex bicknellii Britton – carex de Bicknell, Bicknell's sedge 
                                  Species Carex bicolor Bellardi ex All. – twocolor sedge 
                                  Species Carex bigelowii Torr. ex Schwein. – Bigelow's sedge 
                                  Species Carex biltmoreana Mack. – stiff sedge, Biltmore sedge 
                                  Species Carex blanda Dewey – bland sedge, woodland sedge, eastern woodland sedge 
                                  Species Carex bolanderi Olney – Bolander sedge, wood sedge, Bolander's sedge 
                                  Species Carex bonanzensis Britton – Yukon sedge 
                                  Species Carex bonplandii Kunth – Bonpland's sedge 
                                  Species Carex brainerdii Mack. – Brainerd's sedge 
                                  Species Carex brevicaulis Mack. – shortstem sedge 
                                  Species Carex brevior (Dewey) Mack. – fescue sedge, brevior sedge, shortbeak sedge 
                                  Species Carex breweri Boott – Brewer's sedge 
                                  Species Carex bromoides Schkuhr ex Willd. – bromelike sedge, brome-like sedge 
                                  Species Carex brunnea Thunb. – greater brown sedge 
                                  Species Carex brunnescens (Pers.) Poir. – brownish sedge 
                                  Species Carex brysonii Naczi – Bryson's sedge 
                                  Species Carex bulbostylis Mack. – false hair sedge 
                                  Species Carex bullata Schkuhr ex Willd. – button sedge 
                                  Species Carex bushii Mack. – Bush's sedge 
                                  Species Carex buxbaumii Wahlenb. – brown bog sedge, Buxbaum sedge, Buxbaum's sedge 
                                  Species Carex X caesariensis Mack. (pro sp.) – Caesar sedge 
                                  Species Carex calcifugens Naczi  
                                  Species Carex X calderi B. Boivin – Calder's sedge 
                                  Species Carex californica L.H. Bailey – California sedge 
                                  Species Carex canariensis Kük.  
                                  Species Carex canescens L. – silver sedge, silvery sedge 
                                  Species Carex capillaris L. – hairlike sedge, hair sedge, hair-like sedge 
                                  Species Carex capitata L. – arctic sedge, capitate sedge 
                                  Species Carex careyana Torr. ex Dewey – Carey's sedge 
                                  Species Carex caroliniana Schwein. – Carolina sedge 
                                  Species Carex caryophyllea Latourr. – vernal sedge 
                                  Species Carex castanea Wahlenb. – chestnut sedge 
                                  Species Carex cephaloidea (Dewey) Dewey – thinleaf sedge 
                                  Species Carex cephalophora Muhl. ex Willd. – oval-leaved sedge, ovalleaf sedge, oval-leaf sedge 
                                  Species Carex chalciolepis T. Holm – Holm sedge 
                                  Species Carex chapmanii Steud. – Chapman's sedge 
                                  Species Carex cherokeensis Schwein. – Cherokee sedge 
                                  Species Carex chihuahuensis Mack. – Chihuahuan sedge 
                                  Species Carex chordorrhiza Ehrh. ex L. f. – rope-root sedge, creeping sedge 
                                  Species Carex circinata C.A. Mey. – coiled sedge 
                                  Species Carex X clausa Holmb.  
                                  Species Carex collinsii Nutt. – Collins' sedge 
                                  Species Carex communis L.H. Bailey – fibrousroot sedge 
                                  Species Carex comosa Boott – longhair sedge 
                                  Species Carex complanata Torr. & Hook. – blue sedge, hirsute sedge 
                                  Species Carex concinna R. Br. – low northern sedge 
                                  Species Carex concinnoides Mack. – northwestern sedge 
                                  Species Carex congdonii L.H. Bailey – Congdon's sedge 
                                  Species Carex conjuncta Boott – soft fox sedge 
                                  Species Carex X connectens Holmb. – connect sedge 
                                  Species Carex conoidea Schkuhr ex Willd. – open-field sedge, openfield sedge 
                                  Species Carex constanceana Stacey – Contance's sedge 
                                  Species Carex cordillerana Saarela & B.A. Ford – Cordilleran sedge 
                                  Species Carex corrugata Fernald – prune-fruit sedge 
                                  Species Carex crawei Dewey – crawe sedge, Crawe's sedge 
                                  Species Carex crawfordii Fernald – Crawford's sedge 
                                  Species Carex crebriflora Wiegand – coastalplain sedge, coastal plain sedge 
                                  Species Carex crinita Lam. – fringed sedge 
                                  Species Carex X crinitoides Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex cristatella Britton – crested sedge 
                                  Species Carex crus-corvi Shuttlew. ex Kunze – ravenfoot sedge 
                                  Species Carex cryptolepis Mack. – northeastern sedge 
                                  Species Carex cumberlandensis Naczi, Kral & Bryson – Cumberland sedge 
                                  Species Carex cumulata (L.H. Bailey) Fernald – clustered sedge 
                                  Species Carex curatorum Stacey – canyonlands sedge, Kaibab sedge 
                                  Species Carex cusickii Mack. ex Piper & Beattie – Cusick's sedge 
                                  Species Carex dasycarpa Muhl. – sandywoods sedge 
                                  Species Carex davisii Schwein. & Torr. – Davis' sedge 
                                  Species Carex davyi Mack. – Davy's sedge 
                                  Species Carex X deamii F.J. Herm. – Deam's sedge 
                                  Species Carex debilis Michx. – white edge sedge 
                                  Species Carex decomposita Muhl. – cypressknee sedge 
                                  Species Carex deflexa Hornem. – northern sedge 
                                  Species Carex densa (L.H. Bailey) L.H. Bailey – dense sedge 
                                  Species Carex deweyana Schwein. – round-fruit short-scale sedge, Dewey's sedge, Dewey sedge 
                                  Species Carex diandra Schrank – lesser tussock sedge, lesser panicled sedge 
                                  Species Carex digitalis Willd. – slender wood sedge, slender woodland sedge 
                                  Species Carex diluta M. Bieb.  
                                  Species Carex dioica L.  
                                  Species Carex disperma Dewey – soft-leaf sedge, softleaved sedge, softleaf sedge 
                                  Species Carex distans L. – distant sedge 
                                  Species Carex distenta Kunze – widow's sedge 
                                  Species Carex disticha Huds. – tworank sedge 
                                  Species Carex divisa Huds. – separated sedge 
                                  Species Carex divulsa Stokes – grassland sedge 
                                  Species Carex douglasii Boott – Douglas sedge, Douglas' sedge 
                                  Species Carex X dumanii Lepage  
                                  Species Carex duriuscula C.A. Mey. – needleleaf sedge, spike-rush sedge 
                                  Species Carex ebenea Rydb. – ebony sedge 
                                  Species Carex eburnea Boott – bristle-leaf sedge, bristleleaf sedge 
                                  Species Carex echinata Murray – prickly sedge, star sedge 
                                  Species Carex edwardsiana E.L. Bridges & Orzell – Edwards Plateau sedge 
                                  Species Carex egglestonii Mack. – Eggleston sedge, Eggleston's sedge 
                                  Species Carex eleusinoides Turcz. ex Kunth – goosegrass sedge 
                                  Species Carex elliottii Schwein. & Torr. – Elliott's sedge 
                                  Species Carex elynoides T. Holm – black-root sedge, blackroot sedge 
                                  Species Carex emoryi Dewey – Emory's sedge 
                                  Species Carex endlichii Kük.  
                                  Species Carex engelmannii L.H. Bailey – Engelmann sedge, Engelmann's sedge 
                                  Species Carex epapillosa Mack. – different-nerve sedge 
                                  Species Carex exilis Dewey – coastal sedge 
                                  Species Carex X exsalina Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex exsiccata L.H. Bailey – beaked sedge, western inflated sedge 
                                  Species Carex extensa Gooden. – longbract sedge 
                                  Species Carex ferruginea Scop.  
                                  Species Carex festucacea Schkuhr ex Willd. – fescue sedge 
                                  Species Carex feta L.H. Bailey – greensheath sedge 
                                  Species Carex filifolia Nutt. – threadleaf sedge 
                                  Species Carex X firmior (Norman) Holmb. – sedge 
                                  Species Carex fissa Mack. – hammock sedge 
                                  Species Carex fissuricola Mack. – canyon sedge, cleft sedge 
                                  Species Carex flacca Schreb. – heath sedge 
                                  Species Carex flaccosperma Dewey – thinfruit sedge 
                                  Species Carex flava L. – yellow sedge 
                                  Species Carex X flavicans F. Nyl. – sedge 
                                  Species Carex floridana Schwein. – Florida sedge 
                                  Species Carex foenea Willd. – dry-spike sedge, wind sedge, dryspike sedge 
                                  Species Carex folliculata L. – long sedge, northern long sedge 
                                  Species Carex formosa Dewey – handsome sedge 
                                  Species Carex fracta Mack. – fragile sheath sedge 
                                  Species Carex frankii Kunth – Frank's sedge 
                                  Species Carex fuirenoides Gaudich.  
                                  Species Carex fuliginosa Schkuhr – shortleaved sedge 
                                  Species Carex X fulva Gooden.  
                                  Species Carex garberi Fernald – Garber's sedge, elk sedge 
                                  Species Carex geophila Mack. – White Mountain sedge 
                                  Species Carex geyeri Boott – elk sedge, Geyer's sedge 
                                  Species Carex gholsonii Naczi & Cochrane  
                                  Species Carex gigantea Rudge – giant sedge 
                                  Species Carex glacialis Mack. – glacial sedge 
                                  Species Carex glareosa Schkuhr ex Wahlenb. – lesser saltmarsh sedge 
                                  Species Carex glaucescens Elliott – clustered sedge, southern waxy sedge 
                                  Species Carex glaucodea Tuck. ex Olney – blue sedge 
                                  Species Carex globosa Boott – roundfruit sedge 
                                  Species Carex gmelinii Hook. & Arn. – Gmelin's sedge 
                                  Species Carex godfreyi Naczi – Godfrey's sedge 
                                  Species Carex gracilescens Steud. – slender looseflower sedge 
                                  Species Carex gracilior Mack. – slender sedge 
                                  Species Carex gracillima Schwein. – graceful sedge 
                                  Species Carex X grantii A. Benn. – Grant's sedge 
                                  Species Carex granularis Muhl. ex Willd. – limestone-meadow sedge, limestone meadow sedge 
                                  Species Carex gravida L.H. Bailey – heavy sedge 
                                  Species Carex grayi J. Carey – Gray's sedge 
                                  Species Carex grisea Wahlenb. – inflated narrow-leaf sedge 
                                  Species Carex X groenlandica Lange (pro sp.) – Greenland sedge 
                                  Species Carex gynandra Schwein. – nodding sedge 
                                  Species Carex gynocrates Wormsk. ex Drejer – bog sedge, northern bog sedge 
                                  Species Carex gynodynama Olney – Olney's hairy sedge 
                                  Species Carex X haematolepis Drejer (pro sp.) – sedge 
                                  Species Carex halliana L.H. Bailey – Hall's sedge 
                                  Species Carex hallii Olney – deer sedge 
                                  Species Carex harfordii Mack. – Harford's sedge 
                                  Species Carex X hartii Dewey (pro sp.) – Hart's hybrid sedge 
                                  Species Carex hartmanii Cajander  
                                  Species Carex hassei L.H. Bailey – Hasse's sedge, saltsedge, salt sedge 
                                  Species Carex haydeniana Olney – cloud sedge, Hayden sedge, Hayden's sedge 
                                  Species Carex haydenii Dewey – cloud sedge, Hayden's sedge 
                                  Species Carex heleonastes L. f. – Hudson Bay sedge 
                                  Species Carex helleri Mack. – Sierra sedge, Heller's sedge 
                                  Species Carex X helvola Blytt (pro sp.) – sedge 
                                  Species Carex hendersonii L.H. Bailey – Henderson's sedge 
                                  Species Carex heteroneura W. Boott – different nerve sedge, nerve sedge, different-nerve sedge 
                                  Species Carex heterostachya Bunge – different-spike sedge, Fuller's sedge 
                                  Species Carex hirsutella Mack. – hirsute sedge, fuzzy wuzzy sedge 
                                  Species Carex hirta L. – hammer sedge 
                                  Species Carex hirtifolia Mack. – pubescent sedge 
                                  Species Carex hirtissima W. Boott – fuzzy sedge 
                                  Species Carex hitchcockiana Dewey – carex de Hitchcock, Hitchcock's sedge 
                                  Species Carex holostoma Drejer – arctic marsh sedge 
                                  Species Carex hoodii Boott – hood sedge, Hood's sedge 
                                  Species Carex hookerana Dewey – Hooker's sedge 
                                  Species Carex hordeistichos Vill.  
                                  Species Carex hormathodes Fernald – marsh straw sedge 
                                  Species Carex hostiana DC. – host sedge, carex de Host 
                                  Species Carex houghtoniana Torr. ex Dewey – Houghton's sedge 
                                  Species Carex houstonii Torr. – Houston's sedge 
                                  Species Carex hyalina Boott – tissue sedge 
                                  Species Carex hyalinolepis Steud. – shoreline sedge 
                                  Species Carex hystericina Muhl. ex Willd. – porcupine sedge, bottlebrush sedge 
                                  Species Carex idahoa L.H. Bailey – Idaho sedge 
                                  Species Carex illota L.H. Bailey – smallhead sedge, sheep sedge 
                                  Species Carex impressinervia Bryson, Kral & Manhart – ravine sedge 
                                  Species Carex incurviformis Mack. – coastal sand sedge 
                                  Species Carex infirminervia Naczi  
                                  Species Carex inops L.H. Bailey – longstolon sedge, long-stolon sedge 
                                  Species Carex integra Mack. – smoothbead sedge, smoothbeak sedge 
                                  Species Carex interior L.H. Bailey – inland sedge 
                                  Species Carex interrupta Boeckeler – greenfruit sedge 
                                  Species Carex intumescens Rudge – greater bladder sedge 
                                  Species Carex inversa R. Br. – knob sedge 
                                  Species Carex jamesii Schwein. – James' sedge 
                                  Species Carex jonesii L.H. Bailey – Jones sedge, Jones' sedge 
                                  Species Carex joorii L.H. Bailey – cypress swamp sedge 
                                  Species Carex X josephi-schmittii Raymond – Joseph Schmitt sedge 
                                  Species Carex juniperorum Catling, Reznicek & Crins – juniper sedge 
                                  Species Carex kauaiensis R.W. Krauss – Kauai sedge 
                                  Species Carex X kenaica Lepage – Kenai sedge 
                                  Species Carex klamathensis B.L. Wilson & Janeway  
                                  Species Carex X knieskernii Dewey (pro sp.) – Knieskern's sedge 
                                  Species Carex kobomugi Ohwi – Japanese sedge 
                                  Species Carex kraliana Naczi & Bryson  
                                  Species Carex krausei Boeckeler – Krause's sedge 
                                  Species Carex X kyyhkynenii Hidén (pro sp.)  
                                  Species Carex lachenalii Schkuhr – twotipped sedge 
                                  Species Carex lacustris Willd. – lakebank sedge, hairy sedge 
                                  Species Carex laeviconica Dewey – smooth-cone sedge, smoothcone sedge 
                                  Species Carex laeviculmis Meinsh. – smoothstem sedge 
                                  Species Carex laevivaginata (Kük.) Mack. – woolly sedge, smoothsheath sedge 
                                  Species Carex X langeana Fernald (pro sp.) – Lange's sedge 
                                  Species Carex lapponica O. Lang – Lapland sedge 
                                  Species Carex lasiocarpa Ehrh. – woolly-fruit sedge, woollyfruit sedge 
                                  Species Carex latebracteata Waterf. – Waterfall's sedge 
                                  Species Carex lativena S.D. Jones & G.D. Jones – broadvein sedge 
                                  Species Carex laxa Wahlenb. – weak sedge 
                                  Species Carex laxiculmis Schwein. – spreading sedge, carex à tiges faibles 
                                  Species Carex laxiflora Lam. – broad looseflower sedge 
                                  Species Carex leavenworthii Dewey – Leavenworth's sedge 
                                  Species Carex lemmonii W. Boott – Lemmon's sedge 
                                  Species Carex lenticularis Michx. – shore sedge, tufted sedge, lakeshore sedge 
                                  Species Carex leporinella Mack. – Sierrahare sedge, hare sedge, Sierra hare sedge 
                                  Species Carex leptalea Wahlenb. – bristlestalked sedge, bristly-stalk sedge, bristlystalked sedge 
                                  Species Carex leptonervia (Fernald) Fernald – nerveless woodland sedge 
                                  Species Carex leptopoda Mack. – shortscale sedge, taperfruit shortscale sedge 
                                  Species Carex limosa L. – mud sedge 
                                  Species Carex X limosoides J. Cay.  
                                  Species Carex liparocarpos Gaudin  
                                  Species Carex livida (Wahlenb.) Willd. – livid sedge 
                                  Species Carex loliacea L. – ryegrass sedge 
                                  Species Carex lonchocarpa Willd. – southern long sedge 
                                  Species Carex longii Mack. – Long's sedge 
                                  Species Carex louisianica L.H. Bailey – Louisiana sedge 
                                  Species Carex lucorum Willd. ex Link – Blue Ridge sedge 
                                  Species Carex lupuliformis Sartwell ex Dewey – false hop sedge, carex faux-lupulina 
                                  Species Carex lupulina Muhl. ex Willd. – hop sedge 
                                  Species Carex lurida Wahlenb. – shallow sedge 
                                  Species Carex lutea LeBlond – golden sedge, sulphur sedge 
                                  Species Carex luzulifolia W. Boott – littleleaf sedge 
                                  Species Carex luzulina Olney – woodrush sedge 
                                  Species Carex lyngbyei Hornem. – Lyngbye's sedge 
                                  Species Carex mackenziei V.I. Krecz. – Mackenzie's sedge 
                                  Species Carex macloviana d'Urv. – falkland island sedge, thickhead sedge 
                                  Species Carex macrocephala Willd. ex Spreng. – largehead sedge 
                                  Species Carex macrochaeta C.A. Mey. – longawn sedge 
                                  Species Carex magellanica Lam. – boreal bog sedge 
                                  Species Carex manhartii Bryson – Manhart's sedge 
                                  Species Carex marina Dewey – sea sedge 
                                  Species Carex mariposana L.H. Bailey ex Mack. – Mariposa sedge 
                                  Species Carex maritima Gunnerus – curved sedge 
                                  Species Carex X massonii Cay. & Lepage  
                                  Species Carex mckittrickensis P.W. Ball – Guadalupe Mountain sedge 
                                  Species Carex meadii Dewey – Mead sedge, Mead's sedge 
                                  Species Carex media R. Br. – closedhead sedge 
                                  Species Carex melanocarpa Cham.  
                                  Species Carex melanostachya M. Bieb. ex Willd. – Great Plains sedge 
                                  Species Carex membranacea Hook. – fragile sedge 
                                  Species Carex X mendica Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex mendocinensis Olney – Mendocino sedge 
                                  Species Carex merritt-fernaldii Mack. – Fernald's sedge 
                                  Species Carex mertensii J.D. Prescott ex Bong. – Mertens' sedge 
                                  Species Carex mesochorea Mack. – midland sedge 
                                  Species Carex meyenii Nees – Meyen's sedge 
                                  Species Carex michauxiana Boeckeler – Michaux's sedge 
                                  Species Carex michelii Host  
                                  Species Carex microchaeta T. Holm – smallawned sedge 
                                  Species Carex microdonta Torr. & Hook. – littletooth sedge 
                                  Species Carex microglochin Wahlenb. – fewseeded bog sedge 
                                  Species Carex micropoda C.A. Mey.  
                                  Species Carex microptera Mack. – ovalhead sedge, smallwing sedge 
                                  Species Carex X mirata Dewey (pro sp.)  
                                  Species Carex misera Buckley – wretched sedge 
                                  Species Carex missouriensis P. Rothr. & Reznicek – Missouri sedge 
                                  Species Carex mitchelliana M.A. Curtis – Mitchell's sedge 
                                  Species Carex molesta Mack. ex Bright – troublesome sedge 
                                  Species Carex molestiformis Reznicek & P. Rothr. – frightful sedge 
                                  Species Carex montis-eeka Hillebr. – Molokai sedge 
                                  Species Carex morrowii Boott  
                                  Species Carex muehlenbergii Schkuhr ex Willd. – carex de Mühlenberg, Muhlenberg's sedge 
                                  Species Carex multicaulis L.H. Bailey – manystem sedge 
                                  Species Carex multicostata Mack. – manyrib sedge 
                                  Species Carex muricata L. – rough sedge 
                                  Species Carex muriculata F.J. Herm. – Schiede's sedge 
                                  Species Carex muskingumensis Schwein. – Muskingum sedge 
                                  Species Carex nardina Fr. – spike sedge 
                                  Species Carex X nearctica Raymond  
                                  Species Carex nebrascensis Dewey – Nebraska sedge 
                                  Species Carex nelsonii Mack. – Nelson sedge, Nelson's sedge 
                                  Species Carex X neobigelowii Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex X neofilipendula Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex X neomiliaris Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex X neorigida Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex nervina L.H. Bailey – nerved sedge, Sierra sedge 
                                  Species Carex neurophora Mack. – alpinenerved sedge, alpine nerved sedge, alpine nerve sedge 
                                  Species Carex nigra (L.) Reichard – smooth black sedge 
                                  Species Carex nigricans C.A. Mey. – black alpine sedge 
                                  Species Carex nigromarginata Schwein. – black edge sedge 
                                  Species Carex normalis Mack. – greater straw sedge 
                                  Species Carex norvegica Retz. – Scandinavian sedge, Norway sedge 
                                  Species Carex nova L.H. Bailey – new sedge, black sedge 
                                  Species Carex novae-angliae Schwein. – New England sedge 
                                  Species Carex nudata W. Boott – naked sedge 
                                  Species Carex obispoensis Stacey – San Luis Obispo sedge, San Luis sedge 
                                  Species Carex obnupta L.H. Bailey – slough sedge 
                                  Species Carex obtusata Lilj. – blunt sedge, obtuse sedge 
                                  Species Carex occidentalis L.H. Bailey – western sedge 
                                  Species Carex oklahomensis Mack. – Oklahoma sedge 
                                  Species Carex oligocarpa Schkuhr ex Willd. – eastern few-fruit sedge, carex à fruits clairsemés, richwoods sedge 
                                  Species Carex oligosperma Michx. – fewseed sedge 
                                  Species Carex X olneyi Boott – Olney's sedge 
                                  Species Carex X oneillii Lepage – O'Neill's sedge 
                                  Species Carex opaca (F.J. Herm.) P. Rothr. & Reznicek – Bicknell's sedge 
                                  Species Carex oreocharis T. Holm – summit sedge, grassyslope sedge 
                                  Species Carex ormostachya Wiegand – necklace spike sedge 
                                  Species Carex oronensis Fernald – Orono sedge 
                                  Species Carex otrubae Podp.  
                                  Species Carex ouachitana Kral, Manhart & Bryson – Ouachita Mountain sedge 
                                  Species Carex ovalis Gooden. – eggbract sedge 
                                  Species Carex oxylepis Torr. & Hook. – sharpscale sedge 
                                  Species Carex ozarkana P. Rothr. & Reznicek – Ozark sedge 
                                  Species Carex pachystachya Cham. ex Steud. – thickhead sedge, chamisso sedge 
                                  Species Carex pachystylis J. Gay  
                                  Species Carex paeninsulae Naczi, E.L. Bridges & Orzell  
                                  Species Carex paleacea Schreb. ex Wahlenb. – chaffy sedge 
                                  Species Carex pallescens L. – pale sedge 
                                  Species Carex X paludivagans Drury (pro sp.) – sedge 
                                  Species Carex panicea L. – grasslike sedge, grass-like sedge 
                                  Species Carex paniculata L.  
                                  Species Carex X pannewitziana Figert – Pannewitz's sedge 
                                  Species Carex pansa L.H. Bailey – sanddune sedge 
                                  Species Carex parallela (Laest.) Sommerf. – parallel sedge 
                                  Species Carex parryana Dewey – Parry sedge, Parry's sedge 
                                  Species Carex X patuensis Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex pauciflora Lightf. – fewflower sedge 
                                  Species Carex paysonis Clokey – Payson sedge, Payson's sedge 
                                  Species Carex peckii Howe – Peck's sedge 
                                  Species Carex pedunculata Muhl. ex Willd. – long-stalk sedge, longstalk sedge 
                                  Species Carex pellita Muhl. ex Willd. – woolly sedge 
                                  Species Carex pelocarpa F.J. Herm. – duskyseed sedge 
                                  Species Carex pendula Huds. – hanging sedge, sedge-grass 
                                  Species Carex pensylvanica Lam. – Penn sedge, Pennsylvania sedge 
                                  Species Carex perdentata S.D. Jones – sand sedge 
                                  Species Carex perglobosa Mack. – globe sedge 
                                  Species Carex X persalina Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex petasata Dewey – Liddon's sedge, Liddon sedge 
                                  Species Carex petricosa Dewey – rockdwelling sedge 
                                  Species Carex phaeocephala Piper – dunehead sedge, dunhead sedge 
                                  Species Carex X physocarpioides Lepage – russet sedge, sedge 
                                  Species Carex picta Steud. – Boott's sedge 
                                  Species Carex X pieperiana P. Junge – sedge 
                                  Species Carex pigra Naczi – Tarheel sedge 
                                  Species Carex pilulifera L.  
                                  Species Carex pityophila Mack. – loving sedge 
                                  Species Carex planispicata Naczi – flat-spiked sedge 
                                  Species Carex planostachys Kunze – cedar sedge 
                                  Species Carex plantaginea Lam. – plantainleaf sedge 
                                  Species Carex platyphylla J. Carey – broad-leaved sedge, broadleaf sedge 
                                  Species Carex pluriflora Hultén – manyflower sedge 
                                  Species Carex podocarpa R. Br. – shortstalk sedge 
                                  Species Carex polymorpha Muhl. – variable sedge 
                                  Species Carex polystachya Sw. ex Wahlenb. – Caribbean sedge 
                                  Species Carex praeceptorum Mack. – early sedge, teacher's sedge 
                                  Species Carex praegracilis W. Boott – slim sedge, clustered field sedge 
                                  Species Carex prairea Dewey ex Alph. Wood – prairie sedge 
                                  Species Carex prasina Wahlenb. – drooping sedge 
                                  Species Carex praticola Rydb. – northern meadow sedge, meadow sedge 
                                  Species Carex preslii Steud. – Presl's sedge 
                                  Species Carex projecta Mack. – necklace sedge 
                                  Species Carex proposita Mack. – Great Smoky Mountain sedge 
                                  Species Carex pseudocyperus L. – cypresslike sedge, cypress-like sedge 
                                  Species Carex X pseudohelvola Kihlm. (pro sp.) – sedge 
                                  Species Carex pulicaris L.  
                                  Species Carex pumila Thunb. – dwarf sedge 
                                  Species Carex purpurifera Mack. – purple sedge 
                                  Species Carex pyrenaica Wahlenb. – Pyrenean sedge 
                                  Species Carex X quebecensis Lepage – Quebec sedge 
                                  Species Carex X quirponensis Fernald – sedge 
                                  Species Carex radfordii Gaddy – Radford's sedge 
                                  Species Carex radiata (Wahlenb.) Small – eastern star sedge 
                                  Species Carex ramenskii Kom. – Ramensk's sedge 
                                  Species Carex rariflora (Wahlenb.) Sm. – looseflower alpine sedge 
                                  Species Carex raynoldsii Dewey – Raynolds sedge, Raynold's sedge, Raynolds' sedge 
                                  Species Carex recta Boott – estuary sedge 
                                  Species Carex X reducta Drejer (pro sp.) – sedge 
                                  Species Carex remota L.  
                                  Species Carex reniformis (L.H. Bailey) Small – kidneyshape sedge 
                                  Species Carex retroflexa Muhl. ex Willd. – reflexed sedge 
                                  Species Carex retrorsa Schwein. – retrorse sedge, knotsheath sedge 
                                  Species Carex reznicekii Werier  
                                  Species Carex richardsonii R. Br. – richardson sedge, carex de Richardson, Richardson sedge, Richardson's sedge 
                                  Species Carex roanensis F.J. Herm. – Roan Mountain sedge 
                                  Species Carex X rollandii Lepage – Rolland's sedge 
                                  Species Carex rosea Schkuhr ex Willd. – rosy sedge 
                                  Species Carex rossii Boott – Ross sedge, shortstemmed sedge, Ross's sedge, Ross' sedge 
                                  Species Carex rostrata Stokes – beaked sedge 
                                  Species Carex rotundata Wahlenb. – round sedge 
                                  Species Carex rufina Drejer – snowbed sedge 
                                  Species Carex rupestris All. – rock sedge, curly sedge 
                                  Species Carex ruthii Mack. – Ruth's sedge 
                                  Species Carex sabulosa Turcz. ex Kunth – Baikal sedge 
                                  Species Carex salina Wahlenb. – saltmarsh sedge 
                                  Species Carex X sardloqensis E. Dahl (pro sp.) – sedge 
                                  Species Carex sartwelliana Olney – Yosemite sedge 
                                  Species Carex sartwellii Dewey – carex de Sartwell, Sartwell sedge, Sartwell's sedge 
                                  Species Carex saxatilis L. – rock sedge 
                                  Species Carex X saxenii Raymond – Saxen's sedge 
                                  Species Carex saximontana Mack. – Rocky Mountain sedge 
                                  Species Carex scabrata Schwein. – eastern rough sedge 
                                  Species Carex scabriuscula Mack. – Siskiyou sedge 
                                  Species Carex scaposa C.B. Clarke  
                                  Species Carex X schatzii Kneuck.  
                                  Species Carex schiedeana Kunze – Schiede's sedge 
                                  Species Carex schottii Dewey – Schott's sedge 
                                  Species Carex schweinitzii Dewey ex Schwein. – Schweinitz's sedge 
                                  Species Carex scirpoidea Michx. – Canadian single-spike sedge, downy sedge, northern singlespike sedge 
                                  Species Carex scoparia Schkuhr ex Willd. – pointed broom sedge, broom sedge 
                                  Species Carex scopulorum T. Holm – Holm's Rocky Mountain sedge, mountain sedge 
                                  Species Carex sempervirens Vill.  
                                  Species Carex senta Boott – swamp sedge, swamp carex 
                                  Species Carex seorsa Howe – weak stellate sedge 
                                  Species Carex serpenticola Zika – serpentine sedge 
                                  Species Carex serratodens W. Boott – false flax, twotooth sedge 
                                  Species Carex sheldonii Mack. – Sheldon's sedge 
                                  Species Carex shinnersii P. Rothr. & Reznicek – Shinner's sedge 
                                  Species Carex shortiana Dewey – Short's sedge 
                                  Species Carex siccata Dewey – dryspike sedge 
                                  Species Carex silicea Olney – beach sedge 
                                  Species Carex simulata Mack. – shortbeak sedge, analogue sedge 
                                  Species Carex socialis Mohlenbr. & Schwegman – low woodland sedge 
                                  Species Carex X soerensenii Lepage – Soerensen's sedge 
                                  Species Carex sparganioides Muhl. ex Willd. – burr reed sedge, bur-reed sedge 
                                  Species Carex specifica L.H. Bailey – narrowfruit sedge 
                                  Species Carex spectabilis Dewey – showy sedge 
                                  Species Carex specuicola J.T. Howell – Navajo sedge 
                                  Species Carex spicata Huds. – prickly sedge 
                                  Species Carex X spiculosa Fr. (pro sp.) – sedge 
                                  Species Carex spissa L.H. Bailey – Bailey sedge, San Diego sedge 
                                  Species Carex sprengelii Dewey ex Spreng. – long-beak sedge, Sprengel sedge, Sprengel's sedge 
                                  Species Carex squarrosa L. – squarrose sedge 
                                  Species Carex stenocarpa Turcz. ex V.I. Krecz. – Asiatic sedge 
                                  Species Carex X stenolepis Less.  
                                  Species Carex stenoptila F.J. Herm. – riverbank sedge 
                                  Species Carex sterilis Willd. – dioecious sedge 
                                  Species Carex stevenii (T. Holm) Kalela – Steven's sedge 
                                  Species Carex stipata Muhl. ex Willd. – owlfruit sedge, sawbeak sedge, stalk-grain sedge, awlfruit sedge 
                                  Species Carex straminea Willd. ex Schkuhr – eastern straw sedge 
                                  Species Carex straminiformis L.H. Bailey – Shasta sedge 
                                  Species Carex striata Michx. – Walter's sedge 
                                  Species Carex striatula Michx. – lined sedge 
                                  Species Carex stricta Lam. – uptight sedge, upright sedge 
                                  Species Carex styloflexa Buckley – bent sedge 
                                  Species Carex stylosa C.A. Mey. – variegated sedge 
                                  Species Carex subbracteata Mack. – smallbract sedge 
                                  Species Carex suberecta (Olney) Britton – prairie straw sedge 
                                  Species Carex subfusca W. Boott – brown sedge 
                                  Species Carex X subimpressa Clokey (pro sp.) – sedge 
                                  Species Carex subnigricans Stacey – black sedge, nearlyblack sedge 
                                  Species Carex X subpaleacea J. Cay.  
                                  Species Carex X subrecta J. Cay.  
                                  Species Carex X subreducta Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex X subsalina Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex subspathacea Wormsk. – Hoppner's sedge 
                                  Species Carex X subviridula Fernald – sedge 
                                  Species Carex X sullivantii Boott – Sullivant's sedge 
                                  Species Carex superata Naczi, Reznicek & B.A. Ford – Willdenow's sedge 
                                  Species Carex supina Willd. ex Wahlenb. – weak arctic sedge 
                                  Species Carex swanii (Fernald) Mack. – swan sedge, carex de Swan, Swan's sedge 
                                  Species Carex sychnocephala J. Carey – many-headed sedge, many-head sedge, manyhead sedge 
                                  Species Carex sylvatica Huds. – European woodland sedge 
                                  Species Carex tahoensis Smiley – Tahoe sedge 
                                  Species Carex tenax Chapm. ex Dewey – wire sedge 
                                  Species Carex tenera Dewey – quill sedge 
                                  Species Carex tenuiflora Wahlenb. – sparseflower sedge 
                                  Species Carex tetanica Schkuhr – rigid sedge 
                                  Species Carex tetrastachya Scheele – Britton's sedge 
                                  Species Carex texensis (Torr.) L.H. Bailey – Texas sedge 
                                  Species Carex thornei Naczi  
                                  Species Carex thunbergii Steud. – Maui sedge 
                                  Species Carex thurberi Dewey – Thurber's sedge 
                                  Species Carex timida Naczi & B.A. Ford  
                                  Species Carex tincta (Fernald) Fernald – tinged sedge 
                                  Species Carex tiogana D.W. Taylor & J.D. Mastrog. – Tioga Pass sedge 
                                  Species Carex tomentosa L.  
                                  Species Carex tompkinsii J.T. Howell – Thompkins' sedge 
                                  Species Carex tonsa (Fernald) E.P. Bicknell – shaved sedge 
                                  Species Carex torreyi Tuck. – Torrey sedge, Torrey's sedge 
                                  Species Carex torta Boott ex Tuck. – twisted sedge 
                                  Species Carex triangularis Boeckeler – eastern fox sedge 
                                  Species Carex tribuloides Wahlenb. – blunt broom sedge 
                                  Species Carex X trichina Fernald – sedge 
                                  Species Carex trichocarpa Muhl. ex Willd. – hairy-fruit sedge, hairyfruit sedge 
                                  Species Carex triquetra Boott – triangularfruit sedge 
                                  Species Carex trisperma Dewey – threeseeded sedge 
                                  Species Carex tuckermanii Dewey – Tuckerman's sedge 
                                  Species Carex tumulicola Mack. – splitawn sedge 
                                  Species Carex turbinata Liebm. – turban sedge 
                                  Species Carex turgescens Torr. – pinebarren sedge, pine barren sedge 
                                  Species Carex typhina Michx. – cat-tail sedge, cattail sedge 
                                  Species Carex umbellata Schkuhr ex Willd. – parasol sedge 
                                  Species Carex X ungavensis Lepage – sedge 
                                  Species Carex unilateralis Mack. – lateral sedge 
                                  Species Carex ursina Dewey – bear sedge 
                                  Species Carex utriculata Boott – Northwest Territory sedge 
                                  Species Carex vacillans Drejer  
                                  Species Carex vaginata Tausch – sheathed sedge 
                                  Species Carex vallicola Dewey – valley sedge 
                                  Species Carex venusta Dewey – darkgreen sedge 
                                  Species Carex vernacula L.H. Bailey – spring sedge, native sedge 
                                  Species Carex verrucosa Muhl. – warty sedge 
                                  Species Carex vesicaria L. – inflated sedge, blister sedge 
                                  Species Carex vestita Willd. – velvet sedge 
                                  Species Carex vexans F.J. Herm. – Florida hammock sedge 
                                  Species Carex virescens Muhl. ex Willd. – ribbed sedge 
                                  Species Carex viridula Michx. – green sedge, little green sedge 
                                  Species Carex vulpina L.  
                                  Species Carex vulpinoidea Michx. – common fox sedge, fox sedge 
                                  Species Carex wahuensis C.A. Mey. – Oahu sedge 
                                  Species Carex waponahkikensis Lovit & A. Haines – Dawn-land sedge 
                                  Species Carex whitneyi Olney – Whitney's sedge, Whitney sedge 
                                  Species Carex wiegandii Mack. – Wiegand's sedge 
                                  Species Carex willdenowii Schkuhr ex Willd. – Willdenow's sedge 
                                  Species Carex williamsii Britton – Williams' sedge 
                                  Species Carex woodii Dewey – pretty sedge 
                                  Species Carex wootonii Mack. – Wooton sedge, Wooton's sedge 
                                  Species Carex X xanthocarpa Degland ex Loiseleur  
                                  Species Carex xerantica L.H. Bailey – white-scale sedge, whitescale sedge 
                                  Species Carex X zahnii Kneuck.  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Anton Reznicek  
  Notes: Curator of Vascular Plants, University Herbarium, University of Michigan, 3600 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108-2228, USA   
  Reference for: Carex    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: laîches[French], rouches [French]   
       
  Source: Cyperaceae of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Carex   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Carex   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Carex   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Carex   
       
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