Carex

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carex

(ˈkɛərɛks)
n
(Plants) a less common name for sedge1
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Noun1.carex - large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedgesCarex - large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedges
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Cyperaceae, family Cyperaceae, sedge family - bulrush; chufa; cotton grass; papyrus; umbrella plant
Carex arenaria, sand reed, sand sedge - European maritime sedge naturalized along Atlantic coast of United States; rootstock has properties of sarsaparilla
Carex pseudocyperus, cypress sedge - tufted sedge of temperate regions; nearly cosmopolitan
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Manual of the Carices of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Basin.
Autopolyploidy is well documented in just three carices (Tanaka, 1949).
Species of section Siderostictae have leaves much broader than in most carices, androgynous spikes often binate or ternate at the inflorescence nodes, beakless perigynia with obtuse pistillate scales, and they occasionally have rachillae with terminal male flowers protruding from the perigynia.