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Teacher's Sedge - Carex praeceptorum

Native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S4
C-value: 7

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General Description
Caespitose in small tufts. Stems erect, 7–30 cm. Leaves basal and cauline; blades 1–3 mm wide. Inflorescence of 3 to 5 sessile, overlapping to clustered spikes; lower bract short. Spikes 4–8 mm long, all similar; female flowers above male. Perigynia ascending, green, ovate, 1.5–2 mm long with an indistinct, slightly serrate beak <0.5 mm long; stigmas 2. Female scales medium brown with a lighter midvein and hyaline margins, shorter but as wide as the perigynia. Achene 2-sided, filling the perigynium (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
BC to CA, NV, UT 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: 5

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  • 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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