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Carex morrowii

Carex morrowii, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Cyperaceae
Subfamilia: Cyperoideae
Tribus: Cariceae
Genus: Carex
Species: Carex morrowii
Varietates: C. m. var. laxa – C. m. var. morrowii – C. m. var. temnolepis
Name

Carex morrowii Boott in M.C.Perry, Narr. Exped. China Japan 2: 326 (1857).
References

Boott, M.B. in M. C. Perry 1857. Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan 2: 326.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex morrowii in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Jan 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Carex morrowii. Published online. Accessed: Jan 27 2020.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex morrowii in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Jan 27. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2020. Carex morrowii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 27 Jan 2020.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Carex morrowii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
日本語: カンスゲ
svenska: Japansk starr

Carex morrowii, the kan suge, Morrow's sedge, Japanese grass sedge or Japanese sedge (a name it shares with Carex oshimensis), is a species of flowering plant in the family Cyperaceae.[2][3][4] It is native to central and southern Japan, and has been introduced to Belgium, Denmark and Austria.[1]

An ornamental sedge with a large number of (mostly variegated) cultivars, it tolerates heavy shade and wet soil, and is erosion and deer-resistant.[3] Consequently it is recommended as a slowly spreading ground cover, for naturalizing, and in rain gardens.[3][2] It is hardy in USDA zones 5 through 9 and does well in containers.[3]
Contents

1 Subtaxa
2 Cultivars
3 Notes
4 References

Subtaxa

The following varieties are currently accepted:[1]

Carex morrowii var. laxa Ohwi – Yakushima
Carex morrowii var. morrowii
Carex morrowii var. temnolepis (Franch.) Ohwi – Japan

Cultivars

A large number of cultivars are commercially available, including:

'Everglow'[5]
'Fisher's Form'[6]
'Gilt'[7]
'Gold Band'[8]
'Ice Dance'[9]
'Irish Green'[10]
'Nana Variegata'[11]
'Pinkie'[12]
'Silk Tassel'[a][13]
'Vanilla Ice'[14]
'Variegata'[15]

Notes

A cultivar of C. morrowii var. temnolepis

References

"Carex morrowii Boott". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
"Carex morrowii". North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox. N.C. Cooperative Extension. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "Evergold Carex, Japanese Sedge, Kan suge, Marrow's Sedge"
"Carex morrowii". Plant Finder. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
"Carex morrowii Boott". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "Synonyms; Carex 'Kan-suge', Carex fortunei"
"Carex morrowii 'Everglow' PBR (EverColor Series) (v)". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "6 suppliers"
"Carex morrowii 'Fisher's Form' (v)". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "9 suppliers"
"Carex morrowii 'Gilt' (v)". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "2 suppliers"
"Carex morrowii 'Gold Band'". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "3 suppliers"
"Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "36 suppliers"
"Carex morrowii 'Irish Green'". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "5 suppliers"
"Carex morrowii 'Nana Variegata' (v)". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "1 suppliers"
"Carex morrowii 'Pinkie'". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "1 suppliers"
"Carex morrowii var. temnolepis 'Silk Tassel' (v)". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022.
"Carex morrowii Vanilla Ice ('Vanice' PBR) (v)". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "5 suppliers"
"Carex morrowii 'Variegata' (v)". The Royal Horticultural Society. 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022. "13 suppliers"

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