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Shore Sedge - Carex kelloggii
Other Names:  Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa

Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5
State Rank: S5
C-value: 5


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General Description
Caespitose. Stems prostrate to erect, 10–60 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence of 3 to 6 overlapping to clustered spikes; the lowest bract equal to or greater than the inflorescence. Spikes ascending; the uppermost male or bisexual; the lower female, 1–3 cm long, short-pedunculate, cylindric. Perigynia ascending, green, ovate, few-veined, glabrous, 2–3 mm long with an indistinct beak. Female scales rounded, blackish (rarely light tan) with a pale green midstripe, shorter and narrower than the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, nearly filling the perigynium (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 19

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Habitat
Wet or vernally wet, often sparsely vegetated soil around streams, lakes, ponds, fens; valleys to 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.
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