Carex riparia Curtis

Tufted plant to 1.5 m tall. Stems sharply angled, rough. Leaves to 2 cm wide. Inflorescence with 2-6 male spikes at tip and 1-5 female spikes 8 cm or so long; summer.

Eurasia, Africa

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Cyperaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Poales
family       Cyperaceae
genus        Carex L.