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Taxon: Carex kobomugi Ohwi

Genus: Carex
Family: Cyperaceae subfamily: Cyperoideae tribe: Cariceae
Nomen number: 9074
Place of publication: Mem. Coll. Sci. Kyoto Imp. Univ., Ser. B, Biol. 5(3):281. 1930
Name verified on: 15-Oct-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Arctic and Subarctic Plant Gene Bank (PALM).


A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CT*, MA*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • Asiatic sand sedge   (Source: A. Molina, p.c.) – English
  • Japanese sedge   (Source: NRCS Cons Pl Mat ) – English
  • shai cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • fude-kusa   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • kōbō-mugi   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide F NAmer)
  • Weed   (fide NPB State Noxweed/CT)

Distributional range:

    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Primorye, Sakhalin
    China: China - Anhui, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Qinghai, Shandong, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido [w.], Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Connecticut Invasive Plants Council. 2005. Connecticut invasive plants list. [].
  • Editorial Committee of the Flora of Taiwan. 1993–. Flora of Taiwan, 2nd ed.
  • Egorova, T. V. 1999. The sedges (Carex L.) of Russia and adjacent states.
  • Englert, J. M. et al. 1999–. USDA-NRCS Improved conservation plant materials released by NRCS and cooperators.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2.
  • Govaerts, R. & D. A. Simpson. 2007. World checklist of Cyperaceae, sedges.
  • Molina G., A. M. 2011. Review of Cyperaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm. via e–mail on 31 Mar.
  • National Plant Board. 2008–. National Plant Board federal and state quarantine summaries.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Tai Hyun Chung. 1965. Illustrated encyclopedia of fauna & flora of Korea, vol. 5, Tracheophyta.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).

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