- Flower nameCarex maximowiczii
- Scientific nameCarex maximowiczii
- Aliasタイツリスゲ, Carex maximowiczii
- Place of origin Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and China
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Rice paddies
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Carex maximowiczii
Carex maximowiczii or goso (Scientific name: maximowiczii) is a perennial plant in the family Cyperaceae, native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and China. It grows wild in the wetlands of Hokkaido and Kyushu. A compound inflorescence with single to multiple flowers in small spikes (apikelet, spicule) units. It bears lovely fruit. There is another genus, Briza maxima(Kobansou), which also has a lovely small ear shaped like a lantern.
Generic name: Carex maximowiczii, Scientific name: Carex maximowiczii, Habitat distribution: Hokkaido - Kyushu, Living environment: wetland, Lifestyle type: Perennial, Plant height: 30-70 cm, Leaf color: Green, Leaf shape: Linear, Inflorescence: Compound spike, Flower color: Brown, Diameter of small female spike: 1 - 1.5 cm, Flowering period: May - June, Fruit: Lantern-shaped, Fruit stage: May - June.