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Inland Sedge - Carex interior

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5
C-value: 8


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General Description
Caespitose. Stems erect, 15–50 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence of 3 to 6 sessile, separate spikes; lowest bract inconspicuous. Spikes 3–5 mm long, the uppermost bisexual with male flowers below; lower female spikes sometimes with a few male flowers. Perigynia spreading, green, ovate, 2–3 mm long tapered to the indistinct, serrulate beak, 0.5–1 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales ovate, hyaline-tan with a green midvein, shorter than the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, filling the perigynium (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to NL south to CA, AZ, AR, VA and Mexico (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 182

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Habitat
Wet, organic soil of fens, meadows, swamps; 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.
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