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Japanese sedge
Carex kobomugi Ohwi


Carex kobomugi is a perennial plant that occurs along coastal areas. Plants, on average, are about 1 ft. (0.3 m) tall.
The leaves have small, coarse teeth along the margins of the leaves.
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).
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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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 Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Invasives 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


Category: Grass or Grasslike