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Blackroot Sedge - Carex elynoides


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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

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General Description
Densely caespitose. Stems erect, 3–12 cm with old leaf sheaths at the base. Leaves basal and lower-cauline; blades ca. 0.5 mm wide. Inflorescence a solitary bractless spike. Spike narrow, 8–18 mm long; male flowered portion usually >5 mm long; female flowers below male. Perigynia obovoid, 2.5–4 mm long, brown, with an entire beak 0.5 or more mm long and sometimes a few hairs above; stigmas 3. Female scales brown with hyaline margins, mostly larger than the perigynia. Achene 3-sided, filling the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
MT south to NV, UT and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 48

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Blackroot Sedge — Carex elynoides.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from