Carex curvula

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Carex curvula All.

Cyperaceae

Life form: grass

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: nut

 

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 curvula is a grass.

Naming

Carex curvula was described by Carlo Allioni in 1785. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Carex curvula 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

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Carex curvula produces flowers that are arranged in spikes from July to August.

The grasses produce nuts.

Root System

Distribution

Carex curvula is native to to the mountain regions of France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, the Balkan Peninsula, Romania and the western European Russia.

Cultivation

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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