Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex lenticularis -- (Lakeshore Sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex lenticularis

The leaves of this "classic" sedge sometimes exceed the stems in length. The male spikel is the brown, narrow structure above the cylindrical female spike. The perigynia (the sack surrounding the seeds) is greenish.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7522, -121.8131, 2745
Date: July 2, 2014
Carex lenticularis

This tufted sedge is one of the most common Carex species at the Park. It grows from low to subalpine elevations, in wet meadows, along streams, and lakeshores.

Location: Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7522, -121.8131, 2745
Date: July 2, 2014
Carex lenticularis

The flowers are opening in this photo, taken near Sunrise Lake near the shore. This is variety lipocarpa.

Location: Sunrise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 31, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise Lake, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9195, -121.5879, 5707
Date: July 31, 2014

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