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Carex canescens
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Scientific classification
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Genus:
Carex
Subgenus:
Carex subg. Vignea
Section:
Carex sect. Canescentes
Species:
C. canescens
Binomial name
Carex canescens

Carex canescens L. (syn. C. cinerea Poll.; C. curta Gooden.) is a perennial species of plants in the family Cyperaceae growing in damp forests and wetlands. It is widespread across much of Europe, Asia, Australia, New Guinea, North America, and southern South America.

Subspecies
  • Carex canescens subsp. canescens – Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, New Guinea
  • Carex canescens subsp. disjuncta (Fernald) Toivonen – eastern Canada, eastern United States
  • Carex canescens var. robustior Blytt ex Andersson – Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands
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