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

Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge

Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii

Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida 

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.

Close-up of the lateral (female) spikes of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - Inflorescence of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - Lateral (female) spike of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida)

Perigynia and scales of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - Perigynia and scales of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida)

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.

Inflorescence of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida)

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.

Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida)

Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida)

Images of lakeshore sedge along the Lick Creek Trail #1809 where the trail crosses Lick Creek, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.......July 17, 2019.

Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida)

Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - 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.........July 18, 2013.

Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida)

Perigynia of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida)

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 (Carex aquatilis var. aquatilis) which essentially has veinless perigynia.

Inflorescence of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - Inflorescence of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - Female spike of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida)

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.

Perigynia of Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida)

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.

Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida) - Kellogg's Sedge, Lakeshore Sedge: Carex kelloggii var. kelloggii (Synonyms: Carex lenticularis var. lipocarpa, Carex lenticularis var. lenticularis, Carex lenticularis var. pallida)

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.

Paul Slichter