Carex pyrenaica subsp. micropoda Wahlenb. (C.A. Mey.) Hultén
Pyrenean sedge
Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


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Distribution of Carex pyrenaica subsp. micropoda
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Species Information

Perennial, loosely tufted herb from fibrous roots; stems 5-30 cm tall, equalling or longer than the leaves.
Sheaths tight, bladeless below; blades 2 to 4 per stem, deeply channeled, borne on the lower 1/4 of the stem, 0.5-1.5 mm wide.
Perigynia narrowly egg-shaped, 3-4.5 mm long, 0.7-1.5 mm wide, appressed at first, spreading at maturity, smooth, nerveless, long-stalked, the beaks short, bidentate; female scales egg-shaped, shorter and wider than the perigynia, round-tipped, dark brow

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Habitat and Range

Mesic to moist meadows and rocky slopes in the subalpine and alpine zones; frequent throughout BC except rare on the Queen Charlotte Islands and absent in NE BC; amphiberingian, N to AK, YT and NT, E to SW AB and S to CO, UT, NV and CA; E Asia.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Carex jacobi-peteri HultTn
Carex micropoda C.A. Mey.