Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Carex echinata Murray subsp. echinata image
Photographer: Robert H. Read           

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Linda W. Curtis
Family Cyperaceae
Carex echinata Murray subsp. echinata
large-fruited star sedge, prickly sedge, star sedge
Carex: the classical Latin name
echinata: echinus for "sea-urchin, hedgehog;" hence "spiny"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial sedge

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All Carex list Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Carex angustior Mack.
Carex angustior Mack. var. gracilenta R.T.Clausen & Wahl
Carex cephalantha (L.H.Bailey) E.P.Bicknell
Carex echinata Murray var. angustata (J.Carey) L.H.Bailey
Carex echinata Murray var. echinata
Carex hawaiiensis H.St.John
Carex josselynii (Fernald) Mack. ex Pease
Carex leersii Willd.
Carex muricata L. var. angustata (J.Carey) J.Carey ex Gleason
Carex muricata L. var. cephalantha (L.H.Bailey) Wiegand & Eames
Carex ormantha (Fernald) Mack.
Carex phyllomanica W.Boott var. angustata (J.Carey) B.Boivin
Carex phyllomanica W.Boott var. ormantha (Fernald) B.Boivin
Carex svensonis Skottsb.

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