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Rocky Mountain Sedge - Carex saximontana

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3?

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General Description
Stems erect, 25–35 cm. Leaves basal and lower-cauline, white-margined, often greater than the inflorescence; blades 2–5 mm wide. Inflorescence of 1 to 4 well-separated spikes; lowest bract greater than the inflorescence. Spikes erect to ascending; all similar, pedunculate, 5–10 mm long, not including the basal female scales; male flowers above, few, inconspicuous. Perigynia 2 to 6, ascending, green, obovoid, papillose, loosely aggregated, 3–4.5 mm long, with a serrulate beak 0.5–1 mm long; stigmas 3. Female scales green, elongate, bract-like below, ovate and shorter above. Achene 3-sided, filling the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
SK, MB south to CO, NE and MN (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Pine forest, deciduous woodlands, thickets; plains (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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