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Cordilleran Sedge - Carex cordillerana

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G3G4
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Stems erect, 7–40 cm. Leaves basal and lower-cauline, some greater than the inflorescence, yellowish; blades 1–5 mm wide. Inflorescence of 1 to 4 well-separated spikes; lowest bract greater than the inflorescence. Spikes erect to ascending; similar, pedunculate, 5–10 mm long, not including the basal female scales; male flowers above, few, inconspicuous. Perigynia 3 to 5, ascending, green, obovoid, glabrous, loosely aggregated, 3–4.5 mm long, with a smooth beak 0.5–1.5 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).

Range Comments
BC, AB south to OR, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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