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Engelmann's Sedge - Carex engelmannii
Other Names:  Carex breweri

Native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4
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General Description
Rhizomatous. Stems erect, 1–15 cm, densely tufted. Leaves basal and lower-cauline; blades up to 0.5 mm wide. Inflorescence a solitary spike; lowest bract scale-like. Spike ovoid, 8–14 mm long; male flowers above, female below. Perigynia elliptic, 3–4.5 mm long, brown, tapered to a short, indistinct, entire beak; stigmas 3. Female scales brown, as wide but shorter than the perigynia; upper sometimes awn-tipped. Achene 3-sided, smaller than the wrinkled perigynium (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
BC to NV, UT and CO (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat

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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    • Saunders, J.K. Jr. 1955. Food habits and range use of the Rocky Mountain goat in the Crazy Mountains, Montana. Journal of Wildlife Management 19(4):429-437.
    • Saunders, J.K., Jr. 1954. A two-year investigation of the food habits and range use of the Rocky Mountain goat in the Crazy Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 22 p.
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