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Cusick's Sedge - Carex cusickii


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Caespitose. Stems erect, 30–90 cm. Leaves: basal bladeless; cauline sheaths coppery opposite the blades that are 3–5 mm wide. Inflorescence of numerous, sessile spikes, congested on cylindric, ascending, overlapping branches; lowest bract usually inconspicuous. Spikes 5–8 mm long, all similar; male flowers above female or all female. Perigynia ascending to spreading, lanceolate, brown to green, glabrous, serrulate-margined, 2.5–3.5 mm, tapered to the flattened, grooved beak, 1–1.5 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales hyaline-brown, lanceolate, hiding the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, filling the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 29

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