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Copycat Sedge - Carex simulata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
Rhizomatous. Stems erect, 15–60 cm. Leaves: basal bladeless; cauline blades 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence of 4 to 12 overlapping spikes in an oblong to ovoid cluster; lowest bract inconspicuous. Spikes sessile, similar, ascending, ovoid, 5–10 mm long; sometimes unisexual or male flowers above few female. Perigynia erect, broadly ovate, brown, shiny, glabrous, ca. 2 mm long with a beak up to 0.5 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales ovate, tan with pale margins and midvein, hiding the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, filling the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB, SK south to CA, AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 53

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Habitat
Wet, often organic soil of fens, wet meadows; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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