Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Tracheophyta > Class: Magnoliopsida > Order: Poales > Family: Cyperaceae > Genus: Carex > Species: Carex flava > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Carex flava var. alpina Kneuter Kerguélen M. (1993)
Carex flava var. lepidocarpa (Tausch) Godron Tutin T G. et al. (1980)
Carex flava subsp. flava var. oederi DC pro parte Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (2001)
Carex flava subsp. flava var. alpina Kneuck Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (2001)
Carex flava subsp. flava var. nevadensis Boiss Reut Kük Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (2001)
Carex flava subsp. flava var. lepidocarpa Tausch Godr Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (2001)

Carex flava L.

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Gelbe Segge German Korneck, D., M. Schnittler & I. Vollmer
Synonym Author
Carex flava subsp. vulgaris (Döll) Hegi
Carex flavella V.I.Krecz.
Carex nevadensis subsp. flavella (V.I.Krecz.) Patzke & Podlech

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