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Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Newfoundland to Alaska, south to Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Washington. Disjunct populations occur in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado (Hermann 1970; Evert et al. 1986; Fertig and Jones 1992).

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Kashmir, Nepal, arctic-alpine N. Hemisphere.
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Distribution: Circum-boreal species with gap in Siberia; C. European mts., Caucasus, NW Iran; C Asian mts. from Dzungarskiy Alatau southwards and from C Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir eastwards to Nepal.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Elevation Range

4100-4600 m
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Description

Erect perennial, 7-30 cm. Rhizome with short stolons. Stem terete, smooth. Leaves to half of stem length; sheaths 5-25 mm, dark brown, frequently with red-brown flecks, margin of scarious side straight or slightly concave; ligule c. 0.5 mm, arch almost straight; blades 0.4-0.8 mm wide, terete with groove on adaxial side, smooth, apex obtuse. Inflorescence 6-10 mm, a single androgynous spike. Bracts 0. Male part of inflorescence 4-6 mm, with less than 10 flowers; male glumes c. 3.5 mm, caducous, cymbiform, truncate, light-brown. Female part of inflorescence with 4-11 flowers; female glumes 2-2.5 x 1.1-1.5 mm, caducous, widely oblong, apex rounded, margins scarious, brown; utricles 3.9-5 x 0.7-0.9 mm, with a suberous c. 0.5 mm stipe, finally reflexed, long fusiform, terete, smooth, rachilla extends 5 mm through ostiole, beak c. 1.5 mm, cylindrical, ostiole margins scarious. Stigmas 3. Nut 2.1-2.3 x 0.5-0.6 mm, cylindrical, very finely rugulose, greenish brown.
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Ecology

Habitat

Wet meadows, along streams etc.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flower/Fruit

Fl. Per.: June- August.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Carex microglochin

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 7
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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