Miyama kurosuge

Carex flavocuspis

  • Miyama kurosuge
  • Miyama kurosuge
  • Flower name
    Miyama kurosuge
  • Scientific name
    Carex flavocuspis
  • Alias深山黒菅
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August

What is Miyama kurosuge

Carex flavocuspis or Miyama kurosuge (scientific name: Carex flavocuspis) is an alpine perennial herb in the family Cyperaceae, native to Japan. It grows naturally in grasslands and sandy gravels in alpine areas from Hokkaido to north of the central part of this species. The grass is 10-20 cm tall and has thin, linear leaves that grow in alternate clusters. In summer, it produces compound spikes consisting of three to five small spikes.

Common name: Carex flavocuspis, Scientific name: Carex flavocuspis, Place of origin: Japan, Habitat: Hokkaido to north of the central part of the species, Living environment: Alpine grassland and gravel, Type of life: alpine perennial, Plant: dioecious, Plant length: 10-20 cm 〜Inflorescence: alternate, inflorescence shape: double-eared inflorescence (small ear with 3 to 5 flowers), color of flower ear: blackish purple, color of flower: white, flowering season: July-August.


  • Eye
    poales
  • Family
    Cyperaceae
  • Genus
    Carex
  • Species
    c. Hokkaido
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Thread-like
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeAlpine years grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.3 ~ 0.4 cm

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