Carex acuta
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Carex
C. acuta
Binomial name
Carex acuta

Carex acuta f. prolixa (Fries) Sylven
Carex fuscovaginata Kük
Carex graciliformis V.I. Krecz.
Carex gracilis R. Br
Carex prolixa
Carex saxatilis laxa (Trautv.) Kalela[1]
Carex stricta Gooden., non Lam.
Carex hudsonii A.Benn.[2]

Illustration of Carex acuta

Carex acuta, the acute sedge, slender tufted-sedge,[2] or slim sedge, can be found growing on the margins of rivers and lakes[2] in the Palaearctic terrestrial ecoregions in beds of wet, alkaline or slightly acid depressions with mineral soil.

Carex acuta does not tolerate prolonged desiccation. The community is distributed, in particular, in northern France, the Low Countries, Central Europe south to the Sava and Drava valleys of Croatia, the northern Morava valley of Serbia and Romania, north to Poland, the Kaliningrad District, Lithuania and Latvia, in southern Scandinavia, in the Dnieper basin of northern Ukraine and southern Belarus, in the lower Volga Valley.[3]


  1. ^ "Carex acuta L." Nomenclatural Data Base. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO with Web TROPICOS. Retrieved 2007-12-31.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "Flora of Northern Ireland". Vascular Plant Database for Northern Ireland. National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland and Environment and Heritage Service. 2000–2004. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  3. ^ European Environment Agency (EEA), Devillers, P., Devillers-Terschuren, J. and Vander Linden, C. (2001). "Factsheet for Slender tufted sedge beds". EUNIS biodiversity database. Retrieved 2007-12-31.

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