Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge
Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii
Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida
What appears to be lakeshore sedge growing at a seep above 7000' along the Roads End Trail #201A (near the junction with the Onion Creek Trail #368, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness........August 3, 2011.
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Additional close-ups of what appears to be lakeshore sedge growing at a seep above 7000' along the Roads End Trail (near the junction with the Onion Creek Trail, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness........August 3, 2011. The photos of the perigynia and greenish-colored spikelets were taken at the same location on August 19, 2011. Note the terminal male spike and lateral female spikes. Two stigmas are present, the perigynia lack reddish spots (excluding the beak tip), and note also the hyaline membranes at the top of the leaf sheath fronts. If these photos aren't of Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, please let me know.
Lakeshore sedge seen in moist areas
at Potter Meadows across Forest Road 38 from the southern trailhead for the Ochoco Mountain Trail, Ochoco National Forest.........July 13, 2017.
Images of lakeshore sedge along the Lick Creek Trail #1809 where the trail crosses Lick Creek, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.......July 17, 2019.
What appears to be lakeshore sedge growing at a seep above 7000' along the Roads End Trail #201A (near the junction with the Onion Creek Trail #368, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness.........July 18, 2013.
Close-ups of lakeshore sedge growing at about 7400' along the western shore of Fish Lake, Steens Mountain, Harney County, Oregon...........September 3, 2011. The veins in the perigynia can be seen in the lowest photo, which helps distinguish from the similar water sedge
) which essentially has veinless perigynia.
These tree photos show close-ups of the inflorescence of lakeshore sedge. Photographed at Willard Springs in Conboy Lake NWR.........July 31, 2008. Although nibbled off by an herbivore here, the leaf-like bract below the lowest spikelet is typically longer than the inflorescence. The elongated uppermost spikelet consists of male flowers while the lower spikelet is female. The distinctive scales at the base of each perigynia are dark brown or blackish and readily visible here.
The photo above shows a close-up of the perigynia of lakeshore sedge. Photographed at Willard Springs in Conboy Lake NWR........July 31, 2008. The perygnia are entirely green except for the brownish tip. The scales covering the female perigynia are shorter than the perigynia and brownish to black as seen here.
What possibly is Kellogg's sedge as seen in a ditch which drains from an abandoned mine shaft along the Trail #804 on the north side of Lookout Mountain..........August 10, 2014.