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Few-seeded Bog Sedge - Carex microglochin


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU
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Reported in western Montana by Hermann. No verified collections are known though suitable habitat would appear to exist in Montana.
 
General Description
Culms few from slender rhizomes, 15-25 cm tall. Leaves mostly basal, blades 0.5-0.8 mm wide, channeled or nearly terete. Spike solitary, androgynous, mostly 0.5-1 cm long, 3-5 mm wide, erect. Scales brownish or tinged with purple, the pistillate ones almost half as long as the perigynia and quickly deciduous; perigynia subulate or linear-lanceolate with the rachilla conspicuously exserted from the orifice, 3-5 mm long including the rachilla, ca 1 mm wide at the base, strongly spreading, soon deflexed and deciduous; stigmas 3; achenes elongate, nearly cylindric or obtusely trigonous (adapted from Welsh et al., 1993, A Utah Flora, 2nd ed.).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
AK to Greenland south to NY and down Rocky Mountains (MT, WY, UT, CO) to northern NM (Kartesz in prep. 2012).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 8

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Habitat
Calcareous boggy meadows at higher elevations (adapted from: Welsh et al., 1993, A Utah Flora, 2nd ed.).

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