[Sedges: The Genus Carex East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Smoothstem Sedge, Smooth-stem Sedge, Smooth-stemmed Sedge

Carex laeviculmis

Synonym: Carex deweyana ssp. sparsiflora

Inflorescence of Smoothstem Sedge, Smooth-stem Sedge, Smooth-stemmed Sedge: Carex laeviculmis (Synonym: Carex deweyana ssp. sparsiflora)

The photo above shows the inflorescence of smoothstem sedge. The individual spikes are widely spaced while the perigynia are ascending within each spike. Photographed along Morrison Creek at the Crofton Ridge Trailhead on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams.................August 22, 2008.

Smoothstem Sedge, Smooth-stem Sedge, Smooth-stemmed Sedge: Carex laeviculmis (Synonym: Carex deweyana ssp. sparsiflora) - Close-up of an inflorescence of Smoothstem Sedge, Smooth-stem Sedge, Smooth-stemmed Sedge: Carex laeviculmis (Synonym: Carex deweyana ssp. sparsiflora)

Close-ups of the inflorescence of specimens of smoothstem sedge collected along the Lake Creek Trail #3018, Umatilla National Forest...........July 24, 2012.

Female spike of Smoothstem Sedge, Smooth-stem Sedge, Smooth-stemmed Sedge: Carex laeviculmis (Synonym: Carex deweyana ssp. sparsiflora)

The photo above shows a close-up of one spike of smoothstem sedge. The individual spikes are widely spaced while the perigynia are ascending within each spike. Photographed along Morrison Creek at the Crofton Ridge Trailhead on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams.................August 22, 2008.

Perigynia of Smoothstem Sedge, Smooth-stem Sedge, Smooth-stemmed Sedge: Carex laeviculmis (Synonym: Carex deweyana ssp. sparsiflora)
The photo above shows a close-up of the perigynia of smoothstem sedge. Photographed along Morrison Creek at the Crofton Ridge Trailhead on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams.................August 22, 2008.

Smoothstem Sedge, Smooth-stem Sedge, Smooth-stemmed Sedge: Carex laeviculmis (Synonym: Carex deweyana ssp. sparsiflora)

The photo above shows smoothstem sedge as photographed along Morrison Creek at the Crofton Ridge Trailhead on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams.................August 22, 2008. The narrow leaves and arching stems characteristic of this sedge are visible here. The sedge with larger leaves at upper left is Merten's sedge (Carex mertensii).

Paul Slichter