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Carex brainerdii Mack.
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Carex brainerdii Mack.
Brainerd's sedge

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Symbol: CABR7
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : L48   N
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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 brainerdii Mack. – Brainerd's sedge

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423. Carex brainerdii Mackenzie, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 40: 534. 1913.

Plants densely to loosely cespitose; rhizomes arching, dark reddish brown, 0—5 mm, slender. Culms 6—34 cm, scabrous distally; bases weakly or not fibrous. Leaf blades pale green or glaucous, equaling or usually exceeding stems, 1.8—3.8 mm wide, coriaceous, glabrous abaxially, glabrous or scabrous adaxially. Inflorescences with both staminate and pistillate spikes; peduncles of basal spikes erect, short, stout; peduncles of terminal staminate spikes 2—2.5 mm; proximal nonbasal bracts leaflike, equaling or slightly exceeding inflorescences. Spikes: proximal pistillate spikes 2—6 (basal spikes 1—4); cauline spikes overlapping, with 1—4 perigynia; terminal staminate spikes 5.8—12.7 × 1.5—2.2 mm. Scales: pistillate scales reddish brown, with similarly colored or narrow white margins, ovate, 3.6—6 × 1.2—2.2 mm, apex cuspidate to acuminate (awned on some basal spikes); staminate scales lanceolate, 3.7—5.9 × 1.4—2.2 mm, apex acute to acuminate. Anthers 2.3—3.3 mm. Perigynia green, often with reddish brown tinge, 12—15 veined, conspicuous to at least mid body, ellipsoid, 4—5.3 × 1.4—2.2 mm; beak often bent, occasionally straight, pale green, 0.8—1.9 mm, ciliate-serrulate, apical teeth 0.2—0.5 mm. Stigmas 3. Achenes brown, ellipsoid, obtusely trigonous in cross section, 2.1—2.6 × 1.3—2.1 mm.

Fruiting late May—late Jul. Dry, rocky, open coniferous woodlands on mountains; 600—2800 m; Calif., Oreg.

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Carex brainerdii
Carex brainerdii
Brainerd's Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0095 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex brainerdii
Carex brainerdii
Brainerd's Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0901 0517 [detail]
© 1998 Dean Wm. Taylor

Carex brainerdii
Carex brainerdii
Brainerd's Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0094 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex brainerdii
Carex brainerdii
Brainerd's Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0096 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex brainerdii
Carex brainerdii
Brainerd's Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 0203 0097 [detail]
© 2003 Steve Matson

Carex brainerdii
Carex brainerdii
Brainerd's Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1116 2739 [detail]
© 2016 Dana York

Carex brainerdii
Carex brainerdii
Brainerd's Sedge
ID: 0000 0000 1116 2740 [detail]
© 2016 Dana York

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