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

Mud Sedge

Carex limosa

Female spike of Mud Sedge: Cares limosa

The photo above shows a close-up of the nodding female spike of mud sedge as photographed in Swampy Meadows on the western slopes of Mt. Adams.........September 6, 2008. This meadow is inundated with several feet of water until well into summer, and this species can be found along the northern margins of this vernal lake where the water dries by late summer.

Male spike of Mud Sedge: Cares limosa

The photo above shows a close-up of the terminal, male spike of mud sedge as photographed in Swampy Meadows on the western slopes of Mt. Adams.........September 6, 2008.

Perigynia of Mud Sedge: Cares limosa

The photo above shows a close-up of the perigynia of mud sedge as seen in Grand Meadows on the western slopes of Mt. Adams..........September 28, 2008.


Mud Sedge: Cares limosa

The photo above shows mud sedge as seen in the mud of a drying pond in Grand Meadows on the western slopes of Mt. Adams..........September 28, 2008.

Inflorescence of Mud Sedge: Cares limosa

The photo above shows a close-up of the pendant inflorescence of mud sedge as seen in Grand Meadows on the western slopes of Mt. Adams..........September 28, 2008.

Perigynia of Mud Sedge: Cares limosa

The photo above shows a close-up of the perigynia and scales of mud sedge as photographed in Swampy Meadows on the western slopes of Mt. Adams...........September 6, 2008.

Perigynia of Mud Sedge: Cares limosa

The photo above shows a close-up of the perigynia and scales of mud sedge as photographed in Swampy Meadows on the western slopes of Mt. Adams..........September 6, 2008.

Paul Slichter