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Woodrush Sedge - Carex luzulina


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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

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General Description
Caespitose. Stems erect, 15–70 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 3–8 mm wide. Inflorescence of 2 to 5 ascending spikes; the lowest bract shorter than the inflorescence. Spikes: the uppermost male or bisexual with male flowers below, 1–3 cm long; the lower female, 10–25 mm long, pedunculate, cylindric. Perigynia ascending, green to purple, narrowly lanceolate, glabrous or sparsely setose above, 3.5–4.5 mm long with an entire, indistinct beak ca. 1 mm long; stigmas 3. Female scales purplish to black sometimes with a pale midstripe, shorter and ca. as wide as the perigynia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

In Montana we have varieties ablata (L.H. Bailey) F. J. Herm. and atropurpurea Dorn.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC 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: 7

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