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Woolly Sedge - Carex pellita
Other Names:  Carex lanuginosa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Rhizomatous. Stems erect, 20–80 cm, tufted. Leaves: basal bladeless; cauline blades 2–5 mm wide, flat. Inflorescence of 3 to 5 well-separated, sessile spikes; the lowest bract greater than the inflorescence. Spikes unisexual, erect to ascending; the uppermost 1 or 2 male, linear; the lower female, 1–4 cm long, cylindric. Perigynia spreading to ascending, green to purplish, ovoid or obovoid, pilose, 3–4 mm long with a beak ca. 1 mm long with spreading teeth ca. 0.5 mm long; stigmas 3. Female scales ovate, purplish with a pale midstripe, acuminate or awned, nearly as long as 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
Throughout N. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 37

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Habitat
Wet mineral soil of wet meadows, marshes, often around streams, ponds; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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