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Sierran Hare Sedge - Carex leporinella


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Densely caespitose. Stems erect, 5–30 cm. Leaves: basal and cauline; blades 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence of 3 to 8 sessile spikes, loosely aggregated in an ovoid head; lowest bract shorter than the inflorescence. Spikes 4–8 mm long, all similar; female flowers above male. Perigynia ascending, brown, lanceolate, barely wing-margined, 2.5–4 × <1 mm, the beak, ca. 1 mm long, serrulate below, entire above; stigmas 2. Female scales medium brown with a pale midstripe and hyaline margins, hiding the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, barely smaller than the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Moist meadows, turf, often on cool slopes; subalpine, alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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