Carex capillaris L.
FamilyCyperaceae — APG family: Cyperaceae
SynonymsCarex chlorostachys Stev., Carex fuscidula Krecz.
DescriptionDensely caespitose; culms filiform, smooth; leaves shorter than culms, flat, 1-2 mm wide; apical spike small, staminate, pale, the lateral 2-4, drooping, on capillary peduncles; scales pale, blunt or short-tipped, falling off in age; perigynia light brown, lance-ovoid to fusiform, tapering to conical beak.
EcologyMoist or dry places. Described from Sweden.
The typlcal plant is low-growing, below 20 cm. For the area concerned, the taller var. major Drej. [var. elongata Olney, subsp. chlorostachys (Stev.) Love & Love & Raymond] is common and occupies the same range.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.