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Smooth-cone Sedge - Carex laeviconica

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Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 5


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General Description
Rhizomes deep. Stems erect, 30–100 cm, tufted. Leaves: basal and cauline; blades 3–6 mm wide; sheaths glabrous. Inflorescence of 4 to 9 well-separated spikes; the lowest bract equal to or greater than the inflorescence. Spikes ascending; the uppermost 2 to 4 male, linear; the lower female, 3–7 cm long, pedunculate, cylindric. Perigynia ascending, yellowish-green, lanceolate, veiny, glabrous, 5–8 mm long including a deeply divided beak, 3–5 mm long; stigmas 3. Female scales tan, lanceolate, awn-tipped, narrower and ca. as long as the perigynia. Achene 3-sided, smaller than the perigynium (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
SK to ON south to MT, KS and IN (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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

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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.
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