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Longbeak Sedge - Carex sprengelii


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

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

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General Description
Caespitose from short rhizomes. Stems erect, 20–70 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 2–4 mm wide. Inflorescence of 3 to 6 pedunculate spikes; the lowest bract ca. as long as the inflorescence. Spikes: the uppermost male, 10–25 mm long; the lower female, cylindric, arching, 10–35 mm long. Perigynia ascending, green to tan, glabrous, elliptic, 4–6.5 mm long including the distinct beak 1.5–3.5 mm long; stigmas 3. Female scales hyaline-tan with a green or tan midstripe, nearly as long as the perigynia. Achene 3-sided, filling the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to QC south to CO, MO and NY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 33

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Habitat
Woodlands, open forest, thickets, moist meadows; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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