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Capitate Sedge - Carex capitata

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3?

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Short-rhizomatous. Stems erect, 5–15 cm, tufted. Leaves mainly basal; blades ca. 1 mm wide, inrolled. Inflorescence a solitary spike; lowest bract absent. Spike ovoid, 5–10 mm long; male flowers above female. Perigynia ascending, glabrous, suborbicular, 3–3.5 mm long, tan to brown, with a distinct, entire beak ca. 0.5 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales brown with hyaline margins, exposing only the tip of the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, smaller than the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumpolar south to CA, NV, CO and NH. Known from Carbon County (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
Open, dry or wet places at high altitudes in the mountains.

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Capitate Sedge — Carex capitata.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from