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Sitka Sedge - Carex aquatilis var. dives

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: SNR

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Diagnostic Characteristics
The following combination of characters (Ball and Reznicek, 2003, Fl. North America, Vol. 23) present on var. dives should separate it from var. aquatilis: Spikes pendent or the terminal erect; proximal peduncle to 11 cm; perigynia ellipsoid; beak purple-brown, 0.3–0.4 mm; culms scabrous on angles.

Species Range
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Range Comments
AK, BC, and MT south to CA (Kartesz 2009).

Marshes and shallow waters or shorelines; 0–900 m.

  • 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.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2022. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, Second Edition. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 779 p.
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