|Scientific Name||Carex scopulorum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CASC12|
|Common Name||Rocky Mountain Sedge, Cliff Sedge||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||39800|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9000 to 13500 ft.); streambanks and wet to moist meadows.
Plant: Upright perennial with dense tufts of basal leaves; culms 7 to 20 inches tall.
Foliage: Flat, linear basal leaves, 3 to 4 per culm, 4 to 11 inches long and 1/8-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Dense ovoid cluster of 6 to 12 spikelets 1/2-inch long; dark brown-black scales; pistillate (female) flowers above.
Bloom period: July to September.
Reference: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G. K. Guennel and SEINet
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County