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Carex fissuricola | by Matt Lavin
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Carex fissuricola

Carex fissuricola is a common sedge along the JMT in wet meadows and along streams and lake margins. This sedge is bunched but has a spreading or rhizomatous growth habit also. Broad leaf blades about 5 mm wide, three stigma branches protruding out of a smooth green to purple perigynium, which is about 3-5 mm long, and the spikelet bract sheath that is expanded at the mouth are diagnostic. Carex fissuricola is possibly a subalpine to alpine segregate of Carex luzulina.

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Taken on July 31, 2018