Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex deweyana -- (Dewey's Sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex deweyana

Common throughout the Park to elevations of 4,500 feet, this sedge grows on wet ground in open forest. The flowering stems can be up to three feet tall and rise from a slender rootstock.

Location: Laughingwater Creek Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 20, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Laughingwater Creek Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7364, -121.5652, 2179
Date: June 20, 2014
Carex deweyana

There are 4-8 spikes on weak stems. The female part (shown maturing in the photo) is at the top of the spike. This is variety deweyana.

Location: Laughingwater Creek Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 20, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Laughingwater Creek Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7364, -121.5652, 2179
Date: June 20, 2014

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