Taxon: Carex capillaris L.

Genus: Carex
Family: Cyperaceae
  Subfamily: Cyperoideae
      Tribe: Cariceae
Nomen number: 9045
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:977. 1753
Name Verified on: 19-May-1999 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:

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China
    • Middle Asia: Kyrgyzstan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation-Far East - Far East
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia - Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Faroe Islands; Finland; Iceland; Norway; Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Italy; Montenegro; Romania; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Spain
  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Quebec, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - New Brunswick, - Newfoundland; St. Pierre and Miquelon
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Minnesota, - North Dakota, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maine, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New York
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, - Yukon Territory; Greenland; United States - Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada - Saskatchewan, - Alberta, - Manitoba, - British Columbia


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