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
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Carex jacobi-peteri HultTn
Carex micropoda C.A. Mey.