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Brownish Sedge - Carex brunnescens


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Caespitose Stems erect, 20–50 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence of 4 to 8 sessile, well-separated spikes; lowest bract shorter than the inflorescence. Spikes 3–7 mm long, all similar, female flowers above, male below. Perigynia erect to ascending, green to tan, ovate, 2–2.5 mm long with a serrulate beak, ca. 0.5 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales ovate, green to tan with a dark midvein and hyaline margins, shorter but nearly as wide as the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, filling the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are subspecies brunnescens.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to OR, UT, WI and AL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Wet meadows, seeps, often in cedar forests; montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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