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Family Cyperaceae
Carex comosa Boott
bristly sedge
Carex: the classical Latin name
comosa: hairy
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-4' tall, semi-aquatic, emergent sedge, dense growth, shoreline stabilizer; stems sturdy; from rhizomes
Flower: perigynium has beak with 2 spreading thin teeth; inflorescence a slender spike, male above female (long, bristly)
Leaf:narrow, W-shaped in X-section
Habitat: wet; marshes, shores, shallows

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