Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex illota -- (Sheep sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex illota

A small sedge with narrow leaves, the head is dense and dark. It is common in the subalpine in wet habitats, including rocky slopes and meadows.

Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7697, -121.7239
Date: August 1, 2014
Carex illota

The plants are tufted and up to a foot tall. The spikes are gynaecandrous (female flowers above).

Location: Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 1, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7697, -121.7239
Date: August 1, 2014

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