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A Eurasian Sedge - Carex diluta

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1


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General Description
Short-rhizomatous. Stems erect, 15–50 cm, tufted. Leaves mainly basal, yellowish; blades 2–5 mm wide. Inflorescence of 3 to 5 well-separated, pedunculate spikes; the lowest bract greater than the inflorescence. Spikes: 1–2 cm long; the uppermost male, erect, 8–25 mm long; the lower female, ascending to spreading, cylindric. Perigynia ascending to spreading, yellowish, narrowly obovoid, glabrous, veiny, 2.5–3.5 mm long; beak 0.4–0.7 mm long. Female scales ovate, acute, scarious-margined, shorter than the perigynia. Achene 3-sided, smaller than the perigynium (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Range Comments
Introduced to Madison County; native to Europe (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 5

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References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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    • 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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