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Carex raynoldsii

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Cyperaceae
Subfamilia: Cyperoideae
Tribus: Cariceae
Genus: Carex
Species: Carex raynoldsii
Name

Carex raynoldsii Dewey, Amer. J. Sci. Arts, ser. 2, 32: 39 (1861).
Synonyms

Heterotypic
Carex lyallii Boott, Ill. Gen. Carex 4: 150 (1867).

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Alberta, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Dewey, C. 1861. American Journal of Science, and Arts ser. 2, 32: 39.

Links

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex raynoldsii in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Feb 01. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Carex raynoldsii. Published online. Accessed: Feb 01 2020.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Carex raynoldsii in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Feb 01. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2020. Carex raynoldsii. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 01 Feb 2020.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Carex raynoldsii in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
English: Raynolds' sedge

Carex raynoldsii is a species of sedge known by the common name Raynolds' sedge. It is native to western North America and grows in alpine to subalpine meadows.

Description

Carex raynoldsii is sedge produces clumps of smooth stems up to about 75 centimeters in maximum height from a network of rhizomes. The inflorescence is a cluster of separate rounded or oval flower spikes one to two centimeters long, each generally hanging on a peduncle. The female flower has a covering scale which is black, brown, or purple, often with a raised, light colored midstripe and produces a rounded fruit.
Distribution and habitat

This sedge is native to western North America from California to Colorado to Yukon, where it grows in mountain meadows in subalpine and alpine climates.[1]
References

"Carex raynoldsii in Flora of North America @ efloras.org". www.efloras.org.

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