Carex flava, SE: Knagglestarr, DE: Echte Gelb-Segge,
NL: Gele zegge, UK: Large Yellow-sedge
|| ||Carex flava L.|
|| ||Echte Gelb-Segge|
|| ||Gele zegge|
|| ||Large Yellow-sedge|
|| ||Cyperaceae, Halvgräs|
|| ||Tufted plants with short rhizomes|
|| ||Height 5-40 cm, smooth 3-sided |
|| ||Bright yellow-green leaves basal and cauline, flat, mostly about half a centimeter wide|
|| ||Large curved or sharply downcurved utricles, usually >3.8mm long, gradually tapering into a long 1.5-3mm beak with a noticeable toothed margin of usually 5-11 bristles on each side; single terminal spikelet with male florets has adjacent female spikelets clustered around it|
|| ||Grey-green, weakly ribbed with a smooth, notched beak|
|| ||Wet meadows, forested wetlands, bogs and shores of
streams and lakes|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Carex, cutter, from sharp leaf and stem edges.
flava, bright almost pure yellow.
Carex flava prefers mineral-rich fens, which are often slightly calcareous.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.