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Mountain Hare Sedge - Carex phaeocephala


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Densely caespitose. Stems erect, 5–40 cm. Leaves: basal and cauline; blades 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence of 2 to 5 sessile spikes, aggregated in an ovoid to elongate head; the lower just overlapping; lowest bract inconspicuous. Spikes 5–12 mm long, all similar; female flowers above, male below. Perigynia ascending, brown, usually with green margins, narrowly elliptic, wing-margined, 3–5.5 × 1.5–2 mm, the indistinct beak, ca. 1 mm long, serrulate below, entire above; stigmas 2. Female scales tan to brown with a pale midstripe and hyaline margins, concealing the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, smaller than the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Dry to moist, stony soil of meadows, turf, fellfields, open forest, cliffs; subalpine, alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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