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Carex amplifolia Boott
bigleaf sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CAAM10
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Hurd, E.G., N.L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L.C. Smithman, and S. Goodrich. 1998. Field guide to Intermountain sedges . General Technical Report RMS-GTR-10. USDA Forest Service, RMRS, Ogden. Provided by USDA Forest Service RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab . Usage Requirements .

Hurd, E.G., N.L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L.C. Smithman, and S. Goodrich. 1998. Field guide to Intermountain sedges . General Technical Report RMS-GTR-10. USDA Forest Service, RMRS, Ogden. Provided by USDA Forest Service RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab . Usage Requirements .

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Cyperaceae – Sedge family
Genus Carex L. – sedge
Species Carex amplifolia Boott – bigleaf sedge

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347. Carex amplifolia Boott in W. J. Hooker, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 2: 228, plate 226. 1839.

Culms tinged reddish at base, 50—100(—130) cm. Leaves: sheaths ± hispidulous abaxially; ligules 3—30(—65) mm; blades light or glaucous green, (10—)20—60(—80) cm × 8—20(—23) mm, those of sterile shoots to 20 mm wide, glabrous adaxially except on veins toward apex. Spikes 5—8, narrowly oblong to slenderly cylindric; proximal spikes separate, pedunculate, others approximate, short-pedunculate or subsessile; staminate spikes 5—9.5 cm; pistillate spikes mostly ca. 40—470-flowered (405—705-flowered if branched), (1.5—)3.5—14 cm × (2.5—)3.5—6.5 mm. Pistillate scales from longer to shorter than perigynia, the proximal short-awned, others acute (or all mucronate to awned), entire. Perigynia brownish green, 2-ribbed, otherwise veinless or inconspicuously 1—7-veined, obovoid, subinflated, collapsing and becoming obtusely triangular, 2.4—3.1 mm, glabrous; beak 0.7—1.1 mm, erose (scarcely bidentulate). Achenes broadly obovoid, 1.5—1.7 × 1—1.3 mm.

Fruiting late May—Sep. Swamps, bogs, wet meadows, and other at least seasonally wet places, such as ditches and clearings, often along streams in conifer forests (western hemlock, Douglas fir, and Engelmann spruce zones, less often ponderosa pine stands); 0—2400 m; B.C.; Calif., Idaho, Mont., N.Mex., Oreg., Wash.

Carex amplifolia is confined to temperate western North America, where it is usually uncommon or rare from coastal lowlands to middle elevations in the mountains.

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Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Ample-leaved Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0902 0318 [detail]
© 2002 Steve Matson

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Bigleaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0086 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Bigleaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0085 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Bigleaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0087 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Bigleaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0084 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Broad-leaf/big-leaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1008 1607 [detail]
© 2008 Virginia Moran

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Bigleaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1208 0330 [detail]
© 2008 Neal Kramer

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Broad-leaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1208 3129 [detail]
© 2008 Virginia Moran

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Big-leaf Sedge
(shown with Scirpus microcarpus, Right )
ID: 0000 0000 0113 1288 [detail]
2013 Amelia Ryan/NPS

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Big-leaf Sedge
(shown with Scirpus microcarpus )
ID: 0000 0000 0113 1287 [detail]
2013 Amelia Ryan/NPS

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0811 0475 [detail]
© 2011 Steve Matson

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
ID: 0000 0000 0811 0476 [detail]
© 2011 Steve Matson

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Large-leaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1111 2018 [detail]
© 2011 Aaron Arthur

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Large-leaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1111 2019 [detail]
© 2011 Aaron Arthur

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Bigleaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1218 2257 [detail]
© 2018 Neal Kramer

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Bigleaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1218 2256 [detail]
© 2018 Neal Kramer

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Bigleaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1218 2254 [detail]
© 2018 Neal Kramer

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Bigleaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1218 2250 [detail]
© 2018 Neal Kramer

Carex amplifolia
Carex amplifolia
Bigleaf Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1218 2248 [detail]
© 2018 Neal Kramer

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