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

Dunhead Sedge, Alpine Hare Sedge

Carex phaeocephala

Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana

Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

Dunhead sedge growing on an open, gravelly-sandy slope upstream from Rock Springs at about 7600' near the junction of Trails #365 and #1964, Monument Rock Wilderness.........August 3, 2011.

Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

Close-up of the inflorescence of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana) - Inflorescence of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

Perigynia of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana) - Perigynia of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

Additional close-up photos of dunhead sedge as seen on a rocky ridge near 9000' on Strawberry Mountain, Strawberry Mountain Wilderness........August 3, 2011. The perigynia were photographed at the same location on August 19, 2011. The similar Tahoe sedge (Carex tahoensis - has larger, darker perigynia) can be found growing with dunhead sedge within eyesight about 10 miles away at Dixie Butte, so it is possible that the Tahoe sedge can be found in the area too. The penstemon in some of the photos is pincushion beardtongue (Penstemon procerus var. formosus).

Inflorescence of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana) - Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

Close-up of a perigynia of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana) - Close-up of a perigynia of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

Additional close-up views of dunhead sedge growing on an open, gravelly-sandy slope upstream from Rock Springs at about 7600' near the junction of Trails #365 and #1964, Monument Rock Wilderness..............August 3, 2011.

Close-up of the inflorescence of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana) - Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

Dunhead sedge as seen along Colockum Pass Road several miles north of the pass, Wenatchee Mountains of central Washington......July 7, 2012.

Perigynia of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana) - Inflorescence of Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana) - Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

Dunhead sedge as seen at the summit of the Lakes Lookout, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest..........July 25, 2013.

Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

The photo above shows dunhead sedge as seen at about 6800' atop an old moraine at the base of the Adams Glacier, Mt. Adams........September 18, 2008. The leaves of dwarf lupine (Lupinus sellulus) can be seen at the base of the sedge.

Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

The photo above shows dunhead sedge as collected from an old moraine at the base of the Adams Glacier, Mt. Adams........September 18, 2008.

Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana) -- Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

The two photos above help illustrate the alpine habitat of dunhead sedge. Photographed at the base of the Adams Glacier, Mt. Adams........September 18, 2008. Click on each photo to see an enlarged version.

Dunhead Sedge, Mountain Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala (Synonym: Synonym: Carex eastwoodiana)

The photo above shows dunhead sedge as seen on dry, rocky slopes of Mt. Adams about one-quarter mile east of the southern lateral moraine to Mazama Glacier......July 19, 2009.

Inflorescence of Dunhead Sedge, Alpine Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala --- Inflorescence of Dunhead Sedge, Alpine Hare Sedge: Carex phaeocephala

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of dunhead sedge as seen on dry, rocky slopes of Mt. Adams about one-quarter mile east of the southern lateral moraine to Mazama Glacier.......July 19, 2009.

Paul Slichter