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Water Sedge - Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis

Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
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Diagnostic Characteristics
The following combination of characters (Ball and Reznicek, 2003, Fl. North America, Vol. 23) present on var. aquatilis should separate it from var. dives: Spikes erect; perigynia usually obovoid, pale brown; staminate spikes usually 2–4.

Range Comments
Widespread across much of North America but mostly absent from the southern Great Plains (KS, OK, TX) and southeast (Kartesz 2009).

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Water Sedge — Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from