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Short-stalk Sedge - Carex podocarpa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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

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General Description
Short-rhizomatous. Stems erect, 15–60 cm tufted. Leaves: basal leaves bladeless; cauline blades 1–3 mm wide. Inflorescence of 3 to 5, well separated spikes; lowest bract ca. as long as the inflorescence. Spikes: uppermost male, 7–25 mm long; lower female, pedunculate, ovoid to cylindric, ascending to arching, 1–3 cm long. Perigynia ascending, purplish-brown, glabrous, flattened, narrowly ovate, 4–5 × 1.5–2 mm with a beak 0.5–1 mm long; stigmas 3. Female scales lanceolate, acute, mostly solid purplish-black, as long but narrower than the perigynia. Achene 3-sided, much smaller than the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK south to OR, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 2

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Habitat
Wet meadows, rock ledges, especially near streams; subalpine, lower alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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