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Douglas' Sedge - Carex douglasii

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5
C-value: 3


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General Description
Dioecious, rhizomatous. Stems erect, 5–30 cm. Leaves lower-cauline; blades 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence of 3 to 15 spikes; densely clustered in an ovoid head; lowest bract usually shorter than the inflorescence. Spikes unisexual, sessile, ascending; female ovoid, 8–15 mm long; male lanceolate. Perigynia erect, lanceolate, green to tan, glabrous, 3.5–4.5 mm long including the slender beak 1–2 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales ovate, tan with pale margins and midvein, hiding the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, partly 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 to SK south to CA, NM and KS (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 55

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Habitat
Moist, often compacted or disturbed soil of grasslands, meadows, stream or lake terraces; plains, valleys, montane (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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    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
    • Seipel, T.F. 2006. Plant species diversity in the sagebrush steppe of Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 87 p.
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