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any sedge of the genus Carex.
Historical Examples

Wigand, ‘Flora,’ 1856, mentions a similar change in carex glauca.
Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters

The natives cultivate, in the lagune of Chalco, a sort of carex called tout, on which the insects readily deposit their eggs.
Curious Facts in the History of Insects; Including Spiders and Scorpions. Frank Cowan

There are forty-six kinds of sedge (carex), or if the Scirpus tribe be added, sixty-one, found in our islands.
The Naturalist on the Thames C. J. Cornish

We found there a curious black-headed grass which proved to be of the carex genus.
Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2) Thomas Mitchell

In the more damp and marshy places the bottom is covered with marsh trefoil, carex, smooth equisetum, and rush.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5 Various

On carex glauca and other sedges, eating down the stems close to the roots.
The Moths of the British Isles, First Series Richard South

It is not a grass but a sedge (carex glauca or C. panicea) with leaves rather like those of a carnation.
The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot

Inside the “finsko” we used, at the beginning of our journey, this “sennegraes” (carex æsicaria), of which we had taken a supply.
Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen

The land here is more elevated and less marshy, though somewhat impaired by tumps (of carex cspitosa).
Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn

The sedges (carex) dry and colour well, as also several of the water-rushes, reeds, and flags.
Practical Taxidermy Montagu Browne


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