Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex paysonis -- (Payson's Sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex paysonis

Payson's is an androgynous sedge; in the photo the cylindrical male spike is shown above the female spikes. The lowest spike is erect, separating it from Carex spectabilis.

Location: Paradise Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7868, -121.7354, 5424
Date: August 29, 2014
Carex paysonis

A tufted sedge of moist meadows above 6,000 feet, the leaves are flat and slender, and the plants are up to 18 inches tall.

Location: Paradise Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 29, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Paradise Meadow, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7868, -121.7354, 5424
Date: August 29, 2014

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