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Inland Sedge - Carex interior


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Caespitose. Stems erect, 15–50 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence of 3 to 6 sessile, separate spikes; lowest bract inconspicuous. Spikes 3–5 mm long, the uppermost bisexual with male flowers below; lower female spikes sometimes with a few male flowers. Perigynia spreading, green, ovate, 2–3 mm long tapered to the indistinct, serrulate beak, 0.5–1 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales ovate, hyaline-tan with a green midvein, shorter than 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 CA, AZ, AR, VA and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 95

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Habitat
Wet, organic soil of fens, meadows, swamps; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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