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Northwestern Sedge - Carex concinnoides

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5
C-value: 4


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General Description
Rhizomatous. Stems erect, 6–40 cm, often tufted. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 2–5 mm wide. Inflorescence of 2 to 4 sessile, overlapping spikes; the lowest bract inconspicuous. Spikes ascending; the uppermost male, 10–18 mm long; the lower female, 5–10 mm long, few-flowered. Perigynia ascending, pale green, pubescent, obovoid, 2.5–3 mm long with a short beak; stigmas 4 (3–5). Female scales ovate, purplish-black with hyaline margins, ca. as large as the perigynia. Achene obovoid, filling the perigynium (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
BC, AB south to CA, ID and MT (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1150

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Habitat
Moist to dry, coniferous forest; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Cope, M.G. 1992. Distribution, habitat selection and survival of transplanted Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus) in the Tobacco Valley, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 60 p.
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