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Short-scale Sedge - Carex deweyana


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Caespitose. Stems ascending to erect, 15–70 cm. Leaves basal and lower-cauline; blades 2–5 mm wide. Inflorescence of 2 to 6 sessile, well-separated to overlapping spikes; lowest bract usually shorter than the inflorescence. Spikes 5–10 mm long, all similar; female flowers above male. Perigynia ascending to spreading, green to tan, narrowly elliptic, 3.5–5 mm long including the 1.5–2 mm long, serrulate beak; stigmas 2. Female scales ovate, hyaline with a green midvein, shorter and as wide as 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
AK to NL south to WA, CO, IL and NY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 5

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

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