[The Sedges of Mt. Adams Country]

Awl-fruit Sedge, Sawbeak Sedge

Carex stipata var. stipata

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of awl-fruited sedge as seen at the edge of wetlands along Laurel Road in Conboy Lake NWR.......June 21, 2008. In this inflorescence the upper spikelets are all male while only the lowest most spikelets are female.

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The photo above shows 2 additional close-ups of the inflorescence of awl-fruited sedge as seen at the edge of wetlands along Laurel Road in Conboy Lake NWR.........June 21, 2008. Note the short bracts subtending the lower spikelets. Click each photo to see an enlarged version.

 

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The 2 photos above show close-ups of the long, tapered perigynia of awl-fruited sedge as seen at the edge of wetlands along Laurel Road in Conboy Lake NWR........August 11, 2008.

The photo above shows awl-fruited sedge as seen at the edge of wetlands along Laurel Road in Conboy Lake NWR.......June 21, 2008.

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The photos above show awl-fruit sedge as seen in a moist ditch along Forest Road #23 at milepost 35 on the northwestern slopes of Mt. Adams.........September 28, 2008. This site is at about 3900' on the mountain. Click each photo to see an enlarged version.

Inflorescence of Awl-fruited Sedge, Sawbeak Sedge: Carex stipata var. stipata - Cross-corrugated leaf sheath front of Awl-fruited Sedge, Sawbeak Sedge: Carex stipata var. stipata - Inflorescence of Awl-fruited Sedge, Sawbeak Sedge: Carex stipata var. stipata - Inflorescence of Awl-fruited Sedge, Sawbeak Sedge: Carex stipata var. stipata

Perigynia of Awl-fruited Sedge, Sawbeak Sedge: Carex stipata var. stipata - Awl-fruited Sedge, Sawbeak Sedge: Carex stipata var. stipata

Awl-fruited sedge as seen in wetlands at the northern portion of the Kelly Unit, Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge............June 25, 2013. Note the cross-corrugated leaf sheath in the photo at upper second from left.

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The 4 photos show additional views of awl-fruited sedge as seen in wetlands alongside Laurel Road in Conboy Lake NWR........August 11, 2008. Click each photo to see an enlarged version.

Paul Slichter