Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex praticola -- (Meadow Sedge)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex praticola

An uncommon sedge, this is a densely tufted species, with tall stems (2-3 feet) and flat, narrow leaves.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 14, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8002, -121.7345, 6258
Date: August 14, 2014
Carex praticola

The female flowers are borne on top of the spikelet. The scales vary from white to brown, and are as long as the perigynia.

Location: Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 14, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Skyline Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.8002, -121.7345, 6258
Date: August 14, 2014

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