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Carex blepharicarpa Franch.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Carex L. (スゲ)
Section Ferrugineae (イワカンスゲ)
Shoujousuge (ショウジョウスゲ, 猩々菅), ciliated-fruit sedge
Lifeform: turfed perennial sedge
Distribution: Far East, southern Korea and Japan
Habitat: grasslands, sparse foersts, forest edges, etc.

Carex blepharicarpa Franch. var. dueensis (Meinsh.) Akiyama
Carex blepharicarpa Franch. f. dueensis (Meinsh.) T.Koyama ex Ohwi

var. blepharicarpa, the type (endemic to Japan)
var. insularis Nakai (タケシマショウジョウスゲ)
var. stenocarpa Ohwi (ナガミショウジョウスゲ)

Carex blepharicarpa in Hokkaido

Carex1 Carex2 Carex3
[1-3] in a forest (Symbiosis Forest) near Nopporo Forest Park on May 5 2020.