Carex lenticularis var. limnophila

(Holm) Cronquist

in C. L. Hitchcock et al., Vasc. Pl. Pacif. N.W. 1: 279. 1969.

Basionym: Carex vulgaris var. limnophila T. Holm Amer. J. Sci. 167: 307. 1904
Synonyms: Carex goodenovii var. limnophila (T. Holm) M. E. Jones Carex hindsii C. B. Clarke
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 392. Mentioned on page 389, 391, 393.

Culms 17–78 cm. Leaf blades 2–4 mm wide. Inflorescences: peduncle of proximal spike 1 cm or longer; proximal bract 3–4 mm wide. Spikes: proximal 3–7 spikes pistillate, 1.5–3.6 cm × 4–6 mm; terminal spike staminate. Pistillate scales red-brown or black. Perigynia 5–7-veined on each face, ovoid, 2.5–3.5 × 1.3–1.6 mm; stipe 0.4–0.7 mm; beak red-brown, 0.2–0.5 mm.

Phenology: Fruiting Aug.
Habitat: Lakeshores, wet meadows
Elevation: 0–100 m


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B.C., Alaska, Calif., Oreg., Wash.


Carex lenticularis var. limnophila occurs only along the Pacific coast and is distinguished from the sympatric var. lipocarpa by larger perigynia, wider pistillate spikes, more compact inflorescence, and pistillate scales that are as long as the perigynia.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

Lisa A. Standley +, Jacques Cayouette +  and Leo Bruederle +
(Holm) Cronquist +
Carex vulgaris var. limnophila +
B.C. +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Oreg. +  and Wash. +
0–100 m +
Lakeshores, wet meadows +
Fruiting Aug. +
in C. L. Hitchcock et al., Vasc. Pl. Pacif. N.W. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Carex goodenovii var. limnophila +  and Carex hindsii +
Carex lenticularis var. limnophila +
Carex lenticularis +
variety +