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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 lasiocarpa
Varietates: C. l. var. americana – C. l. var. lasiocarpa – C. l. var. occultans

Carex lasiocarpa Ehrh., Hannover. Mag. 22: 132 (1784).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Subarctic & Temp. Northern Hemisphere
Alaska, Amur, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Central European Russia, Connecticut, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuril Is., Labrador, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Masachusettes, Mexico Northwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Netherlands, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, North Caucasus, North European Russia, Northwest European Russia, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Poland, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qubec, Rhode I., Romania, Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, South European Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Ukraine, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Siberia, Wisconsin, Yugoslavia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Ehrhart, J.F. 1784. Hannoverisches Magazin worin kleine Abhandlungen, ...gesamlet (Gesammelt) und aufbewahret sind. Hanover 9: 132 (1784)


Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex lasiocarpa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Jan 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Carex lasiocarpa. Published online. Accessed: Jan 22 2020.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex lasiocarpa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Jan 22. Reference page. 2020. Carex lasiocarpa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 22 Jan 2020.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Carex lasiocarpa in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Faden-Segge, Behaartfrüchtige Segge
English: woollyfruit sedge, slender sedge
suomi: Jouhisara
français: laîche filiforme
Nederlands: Draadzegge, draadzegge
polski: Turzyca nitkowata
русский: Осока волосистоплодная
svenska: Trådstarr
中文: 毛薹草

Carex lasiocarpa is a broadly distributed species of wetland sedge sometimes known as woollyfruit sedge or slender sedge.[2][3] It is considered a species of Least Concern by the IUCN Red List due to its extensive range (much of North America, Europe, and Asia) with many stable populations.[1]

Distribution and habitat

Broadly distributed across much of North America and Eurasia, Carex lasiocarpa is found in a variety of freshwater wetland habitats including bogs, fens, and shorelines. It is also founds in wet areas of mountainous regions of moderate elevation. In New York state it is considered to be an indicator species for fens.[4]

Carex lasiocarpa is a perennial plant that spreads vegetatively to form dense stands. It bears erect stems which may exceed 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in height with long, thin leaves. The stem has one to several compact pistillate spikes and at the tip one long staminate spike. The pistillate spike vaguely resembles a tiny purplish or brownish ear of corn, with many perigynia.

It can form nearly monospecific stands on shorelines and lakesides. Where water conditions permit, such as in bays protected from waves, the species sometimes forms thick, floating mats. These floating mats often support a rich array of other plant life adapted to wet infertile conditions, including sphagnum moss, ericaceous shrubs, orchids, and carnivorous plants.[5] This particular species of Carex is important in producing distinctive plant communities along lakes and rivers throughout its range.
Taxonomic importance

Carion lasiocarpa is the term of a plant association of Carex lasiocarpa, designated by attaching the suffix -ion to the term´s root.[6] Likewise, Carex lasiocarpa is the indicator species of the alliance Caricetum lasiocarpae.[7]

Lansdown, R.V. (2014). "Carex lasiocarpa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T167842A42342746. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T167842A42342746.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Carex lasiocarpa". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
Jepson Manual Treatment - Carex lasiocarpa
Godwin, K. S., Shallenberger, J., Leopold, D. J., and Bedford, B. L. (2002). Linking landscape properties to local hydrogeologic gradients and plant species occurrence in New York fens: a hydrogeologic setting (HGS) framework. Wetlands 22: 722–37.
Keddy, P.A. (2010). Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation (2nd edition). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. 497 p. ISBN 9780521739672
Josias Braun-Blanquet. Plant sociology, Chapter XV: Classification of Communities. 1st ed, 1932, page 364
Caricetum lasiocarpae Koch 1926 Український геоботанічний сайт

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