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Carex ornithopoda

Carex ornithopoda (*)

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 ornithopoda

Carex ornithopoda Willd.

Willdenow, C.L. 1805. Species Plantarum. Editio quarta. Tomus 4, pars 1. pp. [1]–629. Berolini: G.C. Nauk. BHL Biblioteca Digital Reference page. : 255
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Aug 2006 Carex ornithopoda in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.

Vernacular names
беларуская: Асака птушканожкавая
suomi: Räpyläsara
Nederlands: Vogelpootzegge

Carex ornithopoda, called the bird's foot sedge, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Carex, native to most of Europe, and Anatolia.[2][3] A variegated cultivar is commercially available.[4]

The following subspecies are currently accepted:[2]

Carex ornithopoda subsp. ornithopoda
Carex ornithopoda subsp. ornithopodioides (Hausm.) Nyman


Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 4: 255 (1805)
"Carex ornithopoda Willd". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
"Carex ornithopoda bird's foot sedge". The Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 12 January 2021.
"Carex ornithopoda 'Variegata' (v)". The Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 12 January 2021.

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