[The Sedges of Mt. Adams]

Long-bract Sedge, Slender-beak Sedge

Carex athrostachya

The photo above shows the inflorescence of long-bract sedge along with the distinctive, bract below the inflorescence. Photographed along the central canal as it crosses beneath Kreps Lane in Conboy Lake NWR......................July 31, 2008.

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of long-bract sedge as seen along Kreps Lane in Conboy Lake NWR.......................June 21, 2008.

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of long-bract sedge along with the distinctive, bract below the inflorescence. The inflorescence consists of several closely grouped spikelets (visible here) which are generally directed upwards, although this is somewhat laterally directed. Photographed along the central canal as it crosses beneath Kreps Lane in Conboy Lake NWR......................July 31, 2008.

The photo above shows another close-up of the inflorescence of long-bract sedge along with the distinctive, bract below the inflorescence. In this photo, the inflorescence is directed upwards. Photographed along the central canal as it crosses beneath Kreps Lane in Conboy Lake NWR......................July 31, 2008.

The 2 photos above show close-up views of the perigynia of long-bract sedge along with the distinctive, bract below the inflorescence. Photographed along the central canal as it crosses beneath Kreps Lane in Conboy Lake NWR......................July 31, 2008.

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The 3 photos above show close-up views of what appears to be long-bract sedge as seen at milepost 35 along forest road #23 on the northwestern slopes of Mt. Adams..........................September 28, 2008. About one-third to one-half of the inflorescences had the long, subtending bract distinctive of this species. This sedge is growing in a moist ditch along the road. Click each photo to see an enlarged view.

Paul Slichter