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

Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge

Carex praegracilis

Synonym: Carex camporum

Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum)

Clustered field sedge as seen along Rock Creek at the Escure Ranch (BLM), western Whitman County, WA.....................May 14, 2011. The sexes are separate, so plants with male spikes are shaggier and a tan color while the narrower female spkes are a dark brown. The female plants primarily occupy the center of the photo.

A cluster of female plants  of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum) - Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum)

Scale of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum) -Male inflorescence of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum) -Scales and stigmas of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum)

Male inflorescence of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum) - Female inflorescence of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum) - Female inflorescence of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum)

Additional close-up photos of clustered field sedge as seen along Rock Creek at the Escure Ranch (BLM), western Whitman County, WA.....................May 14, 2011.

Inflorescence of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum) -- Perigynia of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum) -- Inflorescence of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum)

The 3 photos above show detail views of the inflorescence and perigynia of clustered field sedge as seen at Grand Meadows, Mt. Adams.......................September 28, 2008. Click each photo to see an enlarged view.

Female spike of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum) - Female spike of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum)

Male spike of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum) - Female spike of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum) - Close-up of a female spike of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum)

Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum) - Habitat of Clustered Field Sedge, Blackcreeper Sedge: Carex praegracilis (Synonym: Carex camporum)

Additional images of clustered field sedge as seen in wetlands around a small pothole lake about one-half mile east of the Odessa Craters parking area, Lincoln County, Washington...............May 8, 2012.

Paul Slichter