General: Perennial, tufted herb from smooth fibrous roots; stems 7-35 (50) cm tall.
Leaves: Sheaths brown to yellowish-brown, persistent, with conspicuous dried blades from the previous year at flowering time; blades linear, mostly 0.4-1.5 mm wide, either surpassing or shorter than the stem.
Flowers: Inflorescence a narrow panicle, 1.5-4 cm long, mostly 3-8 mm wide, with 3 to 12, terminal, erect, 1.2- to 3-mm long, 0.4- to 1.1-mm wide spikes, the spikelets each usually with 1 male and 1 female flower, the male flower above the female flower; involucral bracts solitary, scalelike or leaflike and bristle-tipped.
Fruits: Scales brownish, with broad, translucent margins; stigmas 3; achenes compressed, 3-angled, 2.3-3 mm long.
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Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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