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Falkland Island Sedge - Carex macloviana

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Densely caespitose. Stems erect, 10–25 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 2–4 mm wide. Inflorescence of 3 to 9 sessile spikes, densely clustered into a globose to ovoid head; lowest bract inconspicuous. Spikes 5–10 mm long, all similar; female flowers above, male below. Perigynia erect to ascending, green to shiny bronze, ovate, flattened, wing-margined, 3–4 × ca. 1.5 mm, the beak, ca. 1 mm long, serrulate below, entire above; stigmas 2. Female scales gold or coppery to shiny brown sometimes with broad, hyaline margins and a pale midstripe , as wide and shorter than the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, smaller than the perigynium (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
AK to Greenland south to CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 4

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  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Williams, K.L. 2012. Classification of the grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, forests and alpine vegetation associations of the Custer National Forest portion of the Beartooth Mountains in southcentral Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 376 p.
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