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Awl-fruit Sedge - Carex stipata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Densely caespitose. Stems erect, 20–80 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 5–11 mm wide; upper sheaths cross-corrugate ventrally. Inflorescence of numerous sessile spikes arranged on branches of a dense, narrowly lanceolate head; lowest bract inconspicuous. Spikes 3–9 mm long, all similar, male flowers above, inconspicuous, female below. Perigynia spreading to ascending, lanceolate, convex, veiny, green to brown, 4–5 × 1–1.5 mm; the serrulate beak, 2–3 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales hyaline-tan with a green midvein, shorter than the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, filling the base of the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety stipata.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout Canada and U.S.; Asia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 11

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Habitat
Thickets, swamps, marshes, often around lakes, ponds, streams; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).)

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