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Carex fissuricola (from Table 8 in Appendix - PDF, 150 K)

Involucral bract:

Blade: Longer than the inflorescence
Sheath-shape: Linear or tapering to the wide mouth
Mouth: Generally Y- or V-shaped, with a purple margin


Lowest: Often long-exserted, more or less nodding
Upper: Often clustered

Pistillate scales:

Size and color: Brown to purple
Pubescence: Ciliate on the margin and midrib


Color: Brown to purple
Length: 3.2­5.5 mm
Width: 0.9­2 mm
Margins: Less than one-half the achene width
Pubescence: Sparsely pubescent when young

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Title: RMRS-GTR-10: Field guide to Intermountain sedges: Carex fissuricola
Electronic Publish Date: January 14, 2004
Last Update:
January 14, 2004

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