Carex scopulorum var. scopulorum
Culms 11–40 cm, glabrous on angles. Leaves: proximal sheaths brown, fronts with pale brown spots, veinless, with blades, glabrous; leaf blades 3–6 mm wide. Perigynia obovoid.
Phenology: Fruiting Aug–Sep.
Habitat: Wet subalpine and alpine meadows
Elevation: 3000–4500 m
A common sedge of the southern Rocky Mountains, Carex scopulorum var. scopulorum is distinguished from var. bracteosa by the glabrous stems and sheaths, and by the broader more obovoid perigynia.