Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex pellita -- (Woolly Sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex pellita

The female spikes are widely spaced, and the male spike is above. This sedge is fairly common below about 5,000 feet; it grows in swampy areas, wet meadows, and near streams.

Location: Longmire Campground, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 16, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Campground, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7434, -121.8132, 2750
Date: August 16, 2014
Carex pellita

Forming a dense clump from stout rootstocks, the stems can be four feet in height, but are often less. The leaves are flat. Hairs on the perigynia provide the common name.

Location: Longmire Campground, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 16, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Campground, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7434, -121.8132, 2750
Date: August 16, 2014

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