Few-seeded Bog Sedge - Carex microglochin
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Reported in western Montana by Hermann. No verified collections are known though suitable habitat would appear to exist in Montana.
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.).
AK to Greenland south to NY and down Rocky Mountains (MT, WY, UT, CO) to northern NM (Kartesz in prep. 2012).
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Calcareous boggy meadows at higher elevations (adapted from: Welsh et al., 1993, A Utah Flora, 2nd ed.).
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.