Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex obnupta -- (Slough Sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex obnupta

Growing near the hotel at Longmire, this is a sedge more typically found in the Puget Trough. It is a recent arrival in the Park where it is growing vigorously.

Location: Longmire hotel, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire hotel, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7496, -121.8133, 2736
Date: June 10, 2014
Carex obnupta

The spikes are somewhat arching, with a long leafy bract, and the perigynia are dark and beaked. Growing in disturbed soils, the plants appear somewhat weedy. The plants may reach four feet in height.

Location: Longmire hotel, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 10, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire hotel, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7496, -121.8133, 2736
Date: June 10, 2014

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