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Carex cespitosa L.

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

Carex L. (スゲ)
Section Carex
Kabusuge (カブスゲ, 株菅), (small) turfy sedge
Life form: perennial sedge, forming tussocks
Distribution: northern Eurasia, including Hokkaido
Habitat: bogs

Carex rubra auct. non H. Lév. et Vaniot
Carex cespitosa f. retorta, discarded

var. cespitosa (カブスゲ, s.s.)
var. minuta (Franch.) Kük. (クロメスゲ)

Carex cespitosa in Hokkaido

Carex1 Carex2 Carex3
[1-3] in the Shibecha Experimental Forest of Kyoto University, eastern Hokkaido, on June 27 2019.