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Carex occidentalis L. H. Bailey
WESTERN SEDGE
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Carex occidentalis L.H. Bailey
western sedge

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General Information
Symbol: CAOC2
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : L48   N
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Hurd, E.G., N.L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L.C. Smithman, and S. Goodrich. 1998. Field guide to Intermountain sedges . General Technical Report RMS-GTR-10. USDA Forest Service, RMRS, Ogden. Provided by USDA Forest Service RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab . Usage Requirements .

Hurd, E.G., N.L. Shaw, J. Mastrogiuseppe, L.C. Smithman, and S. Goodrich. 1998. Field guide to Intermountain sedges . General Technical Report RMS-GTR-10. USDA Forest Service, RMRS, Ogden. Provided by USDA Forest Service RMRS Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab . Usage Requirements .

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CANE20 Carex neomexicana Mack.

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Cyperaceae – Sedge family
Genus Carex L. – sedge
Species Carex occidentalis L.H. Bailey – western sedge

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28. Carex occidentalis L. H. Bailey, Mem. Torrey Bot. Club. 1: 14. 1889.

Plants without conspicuous rhizomes. Culms 25—90 cm, 1.6—2 mm wide basally, 0.6—0.7 mm wide distally. Leaves: sheaths tight, green, fronts hyaline; ligules less than 2 mm, as long as wide; widest leaf blades 1.5—2.5(—3) mm wide. Inflorescences with 4—10 spikes, 1.5—3.5 cm × 6—10 mm; proximal internodes as long as to slightly longer than proximal spikes, rarely 2 times as long; proximal bracts to 3 cm; spikes with 3—10 ascending to spreading perigynia. Pistillate scales brown with green, 3-veined center, ovate, 3.4—4 × 1.6—2 mm, body wider than and as long as perigynium, apex acuminate to short-awned, awn less than 1 mm. Anthers 2.5 mm. Perigynia brown, sometimes with green margins, faces obscurely veined, 2.5—4.5 × 1.5—1.9 mm, base of body somewhat spongy, margins serrulate distally; beak 0.6—1.3 mm, apical teeth 0.2—0.3 mm. Stigmas straight, 0.07 mm wide. Achenes elliptic-circular, 1.9—2 × 1.5—1.6 mm.

Fruiting spring—early summer. Dry grasslands, forests; 1200—3500 m; Ariz., Calif., Colo., Mont., Nev., N.Mex., N.Dak., S.Dak., Tex., Utah, Wyo.

There are questionable records from central Mexico of Carex occidentalis, which is otherwise endemic to the flora area.

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Carex occidentalis
Carex occidentalis
Western Sedge
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Carex occidentalis
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Carex occidentalis
Carex occidentalis
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