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Japanese sedge
Carex kobomugi Ohwi

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.

Resources

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Plant(s)
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Flower(s)
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Infestation
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Infestation
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Maps


EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Regulated List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Commelinidae
Order: Cyperales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex

Other System Links

Plants: CAKO2
GRIN: 9074
ITIS: 39406

Categories

Category: Grass or Grasslike