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

Carex acutiformis, the lesser pond-sedge,[1] is a species of sedge.


It grows up to 150 centimetres (59 in) tall, with leaves up to 160 cm (63 in) long and 5–20 mm (0.2–0.8 in) wide.[2]


It is native to parts of northern and western Europe, where it grows in moist spots in a number of habitat types. In its native European range this species is often associated with the Juncus subnodulosusCirsium palustre fen-meadow habitat.[3] It is also a dominant plant in the Carex acutiformis swamp plant association.[4]


  1. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ A. Clive Jermy; David A. Simpson; Michael J. Y. Foley; Michael S. Porter (2007). "Carex acutiformis". Sedges of the British ISles. BSBI Handbook no. 1 (3rd ed.). Botanical Society of the British Isles. pp. 295–297. ISBN 978-0-901158-35-2.
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan (October 12, 2009). N. Strömberg (ed.). "Marsh Thistle: Cirsium palustre". Archived from the original on December 13, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2010.
  4. ^ John S. Rodwell, ed. (1998). Aquatic communities, swamps and tall-herb fens. British Plant Communities, Volume 4. p. 160. ISBN 978-0-521-62718-4.

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