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Presl Sedge - Carex preslii

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Cespitose from short thick rootstalks. Culms 2-7 dm tall. The crown with conspicuous scale-like sheaths. Spikes 3-8, gynaecandrous, well-defined, aggregate or the lower separate in a head 1-2 cm long; lower bracts usually only slightly prolonged, the upper scale-like; scales ovate, reddish brown with green midvein and hyaline margines. Perigynia 3.5-4 mm long, ovate, thick, planovconvex, strongly winged, obscurely nerved, abruptly narrowed to a beak about 1 mm long (adapted from: Moss and Packer, 1994, Flora of Alberta, 2nd ed., revised).

Lesica (2012) includes this specis in synonymy of C. pachystachya.

Range Comments
AK to CA, NV, ID, MT, and WY (Kartesz in prep. 2012).

Dry open slopes.

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