Pale Spikerush - Eleocharis flavescens
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Reported for southwest Montana (Dorn 1984). More information is needed to determine the status of the taxa in the state.
Tufted perennials from slender rhizomes, 3-15 cm tall. Leaf sheaths membranous, whitish, prolonged, many free from stem. Spikelets 2-6 mm long, ovate, with fewer than 20 flowers. Scales purplish brown with a paler midvein; bristles 6-7, white, equaling or slightly longer than the achene. Achenes ca. 1 mm long, glossy, purplish brown, the surface minutely punctate (adapted from: Welsh et al., 1993, A Utah Flora, 2nd ed.).
According to Kartesz (in prep., 2012) MT has variety thermalis (Rydb.) Cronq.
CA, AZ, UT, MT and WY (Kartesz in prep. 2012).
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- Fassett, N. C. 1985. (3rd ed.) A Manual of Aquatic Plants, with Revision Appendix by E. C. Ogden. University of Wisconsin Press, Madison. 405 pp.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.