Page author: David Giblin
Carex microptera
small-winged sedge

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Yukon Territory south to Mexico, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Moist to dry meadows and streambanks.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Carex microptera Mack.
Publication: Muhlenbergia. 5: 56. 1909. 1909.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Carex festivella Mack.
Carex limnophila F.J. Herm. [HC]
Carex macloviana d'Urv. ssp. festivella (Mack.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Carex macloviana d'Urv. var. microptera (Mack.) B. Boivin
Carex microptera Mack. var. crassinervia F.J. Herm.
Carex microptera Mack. var. limnophila (F.J. Herm.) Dorn
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Carex microptera in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Carex microptera checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Carex microptera atlas page.

CalPhotos: Carex microptera photos.

USDA Plants: Carex microptera information.

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