Carex macrocephala

Carex macrocephala

  • Carex macrocephala
  • Carex macrocephala
  • Flower name
    Carex macrocephala
  • Scientific name
    Carex macrocephala
  • Alias蝦夷の弘法麦
  • Place of origineastern coast of Hokkaido, northern East Asia and the west coast of North America
  • Place of floweringSeashore
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July

What is Carex macrocephala

Carex macrocephala (scientific name: Carex macrocephala) is a coastal perennial herb of the genus Carex in the family Cyperaceae, native to the eastern coast of Hokkaido, northern East Asia and the west coast of North America. In Japan, it grows wild along the coast of eastern Hokkaido. It is similar to the sedge, but the leaf sheaths are dark yellowish-green in color, and the bracts are blackish-brown and hard and pointed. The female flowers are rust-colored.

Common name: Carex macrocephala, scientific name: Carex macrocephala, grass height: 10-20 cm, flowering season: May-July, tleaf color: yellowish green, dioecious, inflorescence length: 4-6 cm, flower color: brown, flowering season: May-July. Flowering season: May-July; fruiting spore color: blackish brown.


  • Order
    Poales
  • Family
    Cyperaceae
  • Genus
    Carex
  • Species
    C. macrocephala
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Small ears
  • Leaf type
    Linear
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life type coastal perennial herb
  • Flower colorsBrown
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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