Carex comosa Boott  
Family: Cyperaceae
bristly sedge
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Linda W. Curtis  
Etymology: Carex: the classical Latin name
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-4' tall, semi-aquatic, emergent sedge, dense growth, shoreline stabilizer; stems sturdy; from rhizomes
Leaves: narrow, W-shaped in X-section
Flowers: perigynium has beak with 2 spreading thin teeth; inflorescence a slender spike, male above female (long, bristly)
Fruits: nutlet
Habitat: wet; marshes, shores, shallows
Conservation Status: Native
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Linda W. Curtis  
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Paul Drobot  
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Paul Drobot  
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Andrew Hipp  
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