Carex kobomugi

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Cyperales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Species: C. kobomugi
Scientific Name
Carex kobomugi
Ohwi
Common Names

Japanese sedge

Overview

Appearance
Carex kobomugi is a perennial plant that occurs along coastal areas. Plants, on average, are about 1 ft. (0.3 m) tall.
Foliage
The leaves have small, coarse teeth along the margins of the leaves.
Flowers
Flowering occurs in April to June, with male and female flowers occurring on different plants. Other sedge species that occur in the same habitat flower much later in the year (late summer to fall).
Fruit
Fruits are achenes.
Ecological Threat
Carex kobomugi is native to southeastern Asia and was first found in the United States in 1929.

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