Taxon: Carex hirta L.

Genus: Carex
Family: Cyperaceae
Subfamily: Cyperoideae
Tribe: Cariceae
Nomen number: 402799
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:975. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Sep-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Mar-2000
Species priority site is: Arctic and Subarctic Plant Gene Bank (PALM)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide Kew Bull 56:270. 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Western Asia: Iran ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Maryland


  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. (F NZeal)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Egorova, T. V. The sedges (Carex L.) of Russia and adjacent states. (Carex Russia)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges. 2007 (L Cyperaceae)
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire Catalogue des plantes du Maroc. (L Maroc)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Molina G., A. M. 2011. Review of Cyperaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.) via e-mail on 31 Mar.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Simpson, D. A. & C. A. Inglis 2001. Cyperaceae of economic, ethnobotanical and horticultural importance: a checklist Kew Bull. 56:269.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)

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