Carex comans

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Carex comans Berggr.

Cyperaceae

Life form: grass
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: semi-evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: nut

165B / 92481f 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Juncanae
Ordo:
Cyperales

Carex comans is a grass.

Naming

Carex comans was described by Sven Berggren in 1877. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Carex comans is a species in the genus Carex which contains approximately 2264 to 2485 species and belongs to the family of the Cyperaceae (Sedge Family). The type species of the genus is Carex hirta.

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 25 to 35 centimetres.

Leaves

Carex comans has bluish green, simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Carex comans produces spikes of brown flowers.

The grasses produce nuts.

Root System

Distribution

Carex comans is native to New Zealand.

Cultivation

The grasses tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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