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Dry-spike Sedge - Carex siccata
Other Names:  Carex foenea [misapplied]

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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

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General Description
Rhizomatous. Stems erect, 15–40 cm. Leaves: basal bladeless; cauline blades 1–3 mm wide. Inflorescence of 6 to 12 sessile, loosely aggregated spikes; lowest bract inconspicuous. Spikes all similar, 5–10 mm long, unisexual or bisexual with male flowers above. Perigynia ascending, brown, ovate, 4–6 mm long tapered to the distinct, serrulate, flattened beak, 1–3 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales brown with a pale midvein and silvery margins, shorter than the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, filling the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Known from Carbon County; elsewhere YT to QC south to WA, AZ, NM, IL and PA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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