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Annual or perennial herb, often rhizomed, often of wet open places, generally monoecious; roots fibrous, hairy
Stem generally 3-sided
Leaves often 3-ranked; sheath generally closed; ligule generally 0; blade (0) various, parallel-veined
Inflorescence: spikelets variously clustered; flowers generally sessile in axil of flower bract
Flower small, generally wind-pollinated; perianth 0 or bristle-like; stamens generally 3, anthers attached at base, 4-chambered; ovary superior, 1-chambered, 1-ovuled, style 23-branched
Fruit: achene, generally 3-sided
Genera in family: ± 110 genera, 3600 species: worldwide, especially temp
Reference: [Tucker 1987 J Arnold Arbor 68:361445]
Difficult: taxa differ in technical characters of inflorescence and fruit.
Leaves basal, sheathing
Inflorescence: spikelets in terminal clusters, spiraled, subtended by spikelet bract, generally 12-flowered, lower flowers pistillate, upper staminate
Flower: perianth bristles 0
Pistillate flower: perigynium open along 1 side, fused at base or not at all; style 3-branched
Fruit 3-sided; tubercles 0
Species in genus: ± 35 species: n temp
Etymology: (J.P. von Kobres, Austrian botanist, 17471823)
Plant 15 dm, cespitose, slender, wirySee the CNPS Inventory for information about endangerment and rarity.
Leaf < stem, thread-like
Inflorescence: spikelet clusters 1525 mm, generally dense
Fruit ± 2 mm, 1 mm wide
Ecology: Rocky seeps
Elevation: > 3000 m.
Bioregional distribution: c High Sierra Nevada (Convict & Virginia Creek Basins, Mono Co.)
Distribution outside California: circumboreal
Synonyms: K. myosuroides (Villars) Fiori & Paol
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