Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex micropoda -- (Pyrenaean Sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex micropoda

Most common on the south side of the Park, this sedge is one of the few with a single spike. The spike is androgynous. The plants lack rootstocks. This species was formerly named Carex pyrenaica.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 14, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7955, -121.7373, 5978
Date: August 14, 2014
Carex micropoda

The leaves are short and slightly inrolled, and the plants are densely tufted. Pyrenaean Sedge grows to elevations of 8,000 feet.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 14, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7955, -121.7373, 5978
Date: August 14, 2014

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