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Carex hystericina, Bottlebrush Sedge, Porcupine Sedge

Scientific name:  Carex hystericina
Common name:  Bottlebrush Sedge, Porcupine Sedge
Family:   Cyperaceae, Sedge Family
Flowering:  May-June

Carex hystericina, Bottlebrush Sedge, Porcupine Sedge


Derivation of the botanical name:
Carex, cutter, from sharp leaf and stem edges.
hystericina, Greek hysterikos "of the womb, hysterix, a hedgehog, porcupine, referring to the small fruits, densely covered with soft prickles.

Carex hystericina, Bottlebrush Sedge, Porcupine Sedge


Carex hystericina, Bottlebrush Sedge, Porcupine Sedge


 
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