Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Carex stipata -- (Sawbeak)

photos by Susan McDougall


Carex stipata

The leaf blades are wide and flat and the spikes are androgynous (male spike at the top). Here the female spikes are shown. This is variety stipata.

Location: Longmire Meadow (old well), Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 14, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow (old well), Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7504, -121.8128, 2712
Date: July 14, 2016
Carex stipata

Found in the lower Nisqually and Carbon River valleys, this uncommon sedge is a stout, tufted perennial that may reach three feet in height.

Location: Longmire Meadow (old well), Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 14, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Longmire Meadow (old well), Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7504, -121.8128, 2712
Date: July 14, 2016

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