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Arctic Hare's-foot Sedge - Carex lachenalii
Other Names:  Carex bipartita


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 9

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General Description
Caespitose in small tufts. Stems erect, 3–20 cm. Leaves mainly basal; blades 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence of 2 to 4 sessile, clustered spikes; lower bract short. Spikes 5–10 mm long, all similar; female flowers above, male below. Perigynia erect, brown, narrowly oblanceolate, 2.5–3 mm long with an entire beak 0.5–1 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales ovate, brown with a lighter midvein and hyaline margins, exposing only the beak tip. Achene 2-sided, filling the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumpolar south to CO and UT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 4

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Habitat
Wet, organic, sometimes shallow soil of turf, rock ledges, streambanks; alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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