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Soft Sedge - Carex tenera

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3S4

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Caespitose. Stems erect, 20–80 cm. Leaves: basal blades absent; cauline blades 2–3 mm wide. Inflorescence somewhat nodding, of 4 to 8 sessile, well-separated spikes. Spikes 4–8 mm long, all similar; female flowers above male. Perigynia erect, green to brown, ovate, narrowly wing-margined, 3.5–4 × 1.5–2 mm long gradually tapering to the indistinct, serrulate beak, 1–1.5 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales pale tan with hyaline margins, shorter than the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, just smaller than the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC to QC south to OR, WY, MO, KY and SC (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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Soft Sedge — Carex tenera.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from