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Carex scoparia Schkuhr ex Willd.

Pointed broom sedge

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyCyperaceaeSedge family
GenusCarexThe “true” sedges
SpeciesscopariaBroom-like, alluding to the plant structure

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Carex scoparia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Carex scoparia (pointed broom sedge)

7/3/2012 · Yellow Trail from Pearl Hill State Park to Willard Brook State Park, Ashby, Mass­a­chu­setts · ≈ 4½ × 3″ (11 × 7.9 cm)

Carex scoparia (pointed broom sedge)

6/21/2017 · Pearl Hill State Park, Townsend, Mass­a­chu­setts · ≈ 7 × 4½″ (18 × 12 cm)


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