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Water Sedge - Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis

Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S5
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General Description
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Diagnostic Characteristics
The following combination of characters (Ball and Reznicek, 2003, Fl. North America, Vol. 23) present on var. aquatilis should separate it from var. dives: Spikes erect; perigynia usually obovoid, pale brown; staminate spikes usually 2–4.

Range Comments
Widespread across much of North America but mostly absent from the southern Great Plains (KS, OK, TX) and southeast (Kartesz 2009).

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

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References
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    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
    • 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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