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Carex luzulina var. luzulina (from Table 8 in Appendix - PDF, 150 K)

Involucral bract:

Blade: Shorter than the inflorescence
Sheath-shape: Linear
Mouth: Shallowly U-shaped or truncate


Lowest: Short-exserted, ascending
Upper: Generally densely clustered

Pistillate scales:

Size and color: Less than 0.2 mm wide, red brown with a pale midrib
Pubescence: Ciliate near the tip


Color: Generally green to reddish brown, occasionally purple
Length: 3­4.5
Width: 0.9­1.6
Margins: Generally none or greater than one-half the achene width
Pubescence: Ciliate near and on the beak, occasionally hirsute on the body

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Title: RMRS-GTR-10: Field guide to Intermountain sedges: Carex luzulina var. luzulina
Electronic Publish Date: January 20, 2004
Last Update:
January 20, 2004

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