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Blunt Sedge - Carex obtusata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Rhizomatous. Stems erect, 3–15 cm, solitary. Leaves basal and lower-cauline; blades 0.5–2 mm wide. Inflorescence a solitary bractless spike. Spike narrow, 5–12 mm long; male flowered portion 3–8 mm long; female flowers below, few. Perigynia ovoid, ribbed, 2–3 mm long, purplish, with a distinct, entire, bidentate beak 0.5–1 mm long; stigmas 3. Female scales hyaline with a tan center, apiculate, nearly concealing 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
Circumboreal south to UT, NM, SD and MN (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Habitat
Mesic grasslands, meadows, turf, fellfields; valleys to alpine, more common lower (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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