Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex aurea -- (Golden Sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex aurea

Not observed since the 1930s this tufted sedge grows in a wet roadside ditch below Chinook Pass. The light green leaves are slender, and the flowering stems are a foot tall or less.

Location: Below Chinook Pass, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 8, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Below Chinook Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 45.8675, -121.5255, 4896
Date: September 8, 2016
Carex aurea

Also known as "Pumpkin Sedge" for the round perigynia (each enclosing one seed); the male flower spike is the short columnar structure.

Location: Below Chinook Pass, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: September 8, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Below Chinook Pass, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 45.8675, -121.5255, 4896
Date: September 8, 2016

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