[Sedges: The Genus Carex in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Dewey's Sedge, Taperfruit Shortscale Sedge

Carex leptopoda

Synonyms: Carex deweyana, Carex deweyana ssp. leptopoda, Carex deweyana var. leptopoda

Dewey's Sedge, Taperfruit Shortscale Sedge: Carex leptopoda (Synonyms: Carex deweyana, Carex deweyana ssp. leptopoda, Carex deweyana var. leptopoda)

A close-up of the inflorescence of what appears to be taperfruit shortscale sedge as seen along the Eagle Creek Trail, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area...............May14, 212. Because I don't have a close-up of the perigynia, there is a chance that this may be Carex bolanderi.

Inflorescence of Dewey's Sedge, Taperfruit Shortscale Sedge: Carex leptopoda (Synonyms: Carex deweyana, Carex deweyana ssp. leptopoda, Carex deweyana var. leptopoda) - Close-up of several spikelets of Dewey's Sedge, Taperfruit Shortscale Sedge: Carex leptopoda (Synonyms: Carex deweyana, Carex deweyana ssp. leptopoda, Carex deweyana var. leptopoda)

A close-up of the inflorescence of what appears to be taperfruit shortscale sedge as seen along the Eagle Creek Trail, Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area...............May14, 212.

Close-up of the spikes of Dewey's Sedge, Taperfruit Shortscale Sedge: Carex leptopoda (Synonyms: Carex deweyana, Carex deweyana ssp. leptopoda, Carex deweyana var. leptopoda) - Close-up of the lowest female spike of Dewey's Sedge, Taperfruit Shortscale Sedge: Carex leptopoda (Synonyms: Carex deweyana, Carex deweyana ssp. leptopoda, Carex deweyana var. leptopoda)

Close-ups of several female spikes of what appears to be taperfruit shortscale sedge as seen along the Springwater Equestrian Trail several hundred meters west of Palmblad Avenue in east Gresham, Oregon...............May 24, 2011. Note the prominent awn at the tip of the brownish scale in the photo at left.

Inflorescence of Dewey's Sedge, Taperfruit Shortscale Sedge: Carex leptopoda (Synonyms: Carex deweyana, Carex deweyana ssp. leptopoda, Carex deweyana var. leptopoda) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Dewey's Sedge, Taperfruit Shortscale Sedge: Carex leptopoda (Synonyms: Carex deweyana, Carex deweyana ssp. leptopoda, Carex deweyana var. leptopoda)

What appears to be taperfruit shortscale sedge as seen along the Springwater Trail adjacent to Powell Butte to the west of Gresham, OR...............May 23, 2011.

Paul Slichter