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Carex halleriana
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Faimily: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
Teep species
Carex hirta
c. 1800 species
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Global distribution o Carex (green)

Carex is a vast genus o ower 1500 species o grassy plants[2] in the faimily Cyperaceae, commonly kent as sedges. Ither members o the Cyperaceae faimily are an aa cried sedges, however those o genus Carex mey be cried "true" sedges, an it is the maist species-rich genus in the faimily. The study o Carex is kent as caricology.


  1. Ilkka Kukkonen & Heikki Toivonen (1988). J. M. Bernard (ed.). "CAREX, Trebon, Czechoslovakia, 13–23 June 1984". Aquatic Botany. 30 (1–2): 5–22. doi:10.1016/0304-3770(88)90003-4. |chapter= ignored (help)
  2. RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.

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