Carex bongardiana C.A.Mey.
Carex exsiccata globosa (Olney) L.H.Bailey
Carex exsiccata pungens L.H.Bailey
Carex furcata Lapeyr.
Carex miliaris raeana (Boott) Kük.
Carex monile colorata L.H.Bailey
Carex monile monstrosa L.H.Bailey
Carex monile obtusisquamis (L.H.Bailey) L.H.Bailey
Carex monile pacifica L.H.Bailey
Carex monile raeana (Boott) L.H.Bailey
Carex pendula Moench
Carex pulla sibirica Christ
Carex raeana Boott
Carex suilla J.Fellm.
Carex udensis Meinsh.
Carex vaseyi Dewey
Trasus vesicarius (L.) Gray
Carex vesicaria is a perennial plant growing from a branching, stoloniferous rootstock. It produces dense to loose clusters of grass-like leaves around 30 - 100cm tall, spreading to form colonies[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
Eurasia - Europe to west Siberia, Kazakhstan and Iran; N. America - British Columbia to Newfoundland, south to California, Kentucky, N. Carolina
Swamps, wet thickets, wet depressions in forests, marshes, sedge meadows, bogs, stream, pond, and lakeshores, often in sites inundated in spring and dry during summer; at elevations from sea level to 3,300 metres[
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Plants are very resistant to the effects of fire - although top growth is killed off, the plant regenerates rapidly from the roots[
We have no specific information for this species, but the young shoots and tender leaf bases of almost all species in this genus have a sweet flavour[
]. They furnish a tasty nibble and make an excellent emergency food in the wild since they are widely available[
The plant is used for making paper[
The leaves are used for making mats[
The leaves of most species in this genus can be used to make a soft, insulated bedding for sleeping on when camping etc[