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Straw-colored Flatsedge - Cyperus strigosus

Potential Species of Concern
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SH
(see State Rank Reason below)
C-value: 4


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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Known in Montana from two historical collections (Flathead and Missoula Counties).
 
General Description
Caespitose annual to perennial. Stems ascending to erect, 10–60 cm. Leaves mainly basal, 2–10 mm wide, flat. Inflorescence of ovoid to hemispheric clusters of spikes of sessile spikelets. Spikelets cylindric, 4–10 mm long. Scales pale brown with a green midvein, 3–4 mm long, several-veined. Flowers: stamens 3; style 3-branched. Achene narrowly elliptic, dark brown, 3-sided, ca. 2 mm long (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Flathead and Missoula counties; throughout U.S. and adjacent Canada (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.
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