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Jones' Sedge - Carex jonesii

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Caespitose. Stems erect, 15–30 cm. Leaves clustered near the base; cauline blades 1–3 mm wide. Inflorescence of 5 to 10, sessile spikes, congested in an ovoid head; lowest bract inconspicuous. Spikes ca. 5 mm long, all similar, male flowers above, inconspicuous; female below. Perigynia ascending, lanceolate, convex, veiny, light brown, 3–4 × ca. 1.5 mm; the beak, 1–1.5 mm long, serrulate below, entire above; stigmas 2. Female scales brown with paler margins, as wide but 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 Missoula County; WA to MT south to CA and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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