Carex circinnata C. A. Mey.
FamilyCyperaceae — APG family: Cyperaceae
DescriptionForming dense tufts; culms not longer than curved, stiff, light-green, involute leaves, with light-brown sheaths at base; spikes narrow, with staminate flowers at top, pistillate flowers at base; pistillate scales brown, the lower acute, the upper obtuse, with prominent green midvein; perigynia long and narrow, passing into serrulate beak; 3 stigmas.
EcologyStony places in mountains, to at least 1,000 meters.
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.