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Northwestern Sedge - Carex concinnoides


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Rhizomatous. Stems erect, 6–40 cm, often tufted. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 2–5 mm wide. Inflorescence of 2 to 4 sessile, overlapping spikes; the lowest bract inconspicuous. Spikes ascending; the uppermost male, 10–18 mm long; the lower female, 5–10 mm long, few-flowered. Perigynia ascending, pale green, pubescent, obovoid, 2.5–3 mm long with a short beak; stigmas 4 (3–5). Female scales ovate, purplish-black with hyaline margins, ca. as large as the perigynia. Achene obovoid, filling the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 46

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Habitat
Moist to dry, coniferous forest; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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