Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11438 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Carex microptera Mack.
Common name   smallwing sedge
M.E. Barkworth   97-43  
   with B.R. Kropp, M. Kropp
Coll. Date 19 July 1997 
United States
Cache County
Locality east bank of White Pine Lake.
Habitat Notes gentle W facing slope, 2-3 meters above the lake, abundant in rather narrow band. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 41° 55'  24" N, 111° 39'  23" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Carex microptera Mackenzie

     Carex festivella Mackenzie
     Carex limnophila F.J. Herm.
     Carex macloviana ssp. festivella (Mackenzie) A.& D. Löve
     Carex macloviana var. microptera (Mackenzie) Boivin
     Carex microptera var. crassinervia F.J. Herm.
     Carex microptera var. limnophila (F.J. Herm.) Dorn

Common Name(s): ovalhead sedge, smallwing sedge.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=39699, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Cyperaceae
                                    Genus: Carex
                                        Species: Carex microptera


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
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Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
06152 Anemone multifida  var. stylosa   "Rocky Mountain windflower" 1.6 mi. S
06147 Astragalus kentrophyta  var. tegetarius   "mountain spiny milkvetch" 1.6 mi. S
06159 Boechera lyallii     1.6 mi. S
06158 Castilleja applegatei  var. viscida   "sticky Applegate's paintbrush" 1.6 mi. S
06150 Clematis columbiana  var. columbiana   "Rocky Mountain clematis" 1.6 mi. S
12565 Clematis hirsutissima      "hairy clematis" 1.7 mi. S
12564 Eriogonum heracleoides      "parsnip-flowered wild buckwheat" 1.5 mi. S
12563 Haplopappus acaulis      "stemless goldenweed" 1.5 mi. S
12562 Heterotheca villosa  var. minor   "hairy goldenaster" 1.5 mi. S
06151 Hymenoxys acaulis  var. epunctata   "stemless four-nerve daisy" 1.6 mi. S
06127 Ivesia gordonii      "Gordon's mousetail" 1.6 mi. S
06153 Lomatium graveolens  var. graveolens   "King's biscuitroot" 1.6 mi. S
06157 Noccaea montana  var. montana   "alpine pennycress" 1.6 mi. S
06154 Pedicularis parryi  subsp. purpurea   "Rocky Mountain lousewort" 1.6 mi. S
06155 Penstemon compactus      "Mt. Naomi beardtongue" 1.6 mi. S
06174 Penstemon leonardii  var. leonardii   "Leonard's beardtongue" 1.6 mi. S
06149 Phlox pulvinata      "cushion phlox" 1.6 mi. S
14679 Shepherdia canadensis      "Canada buffaloberry" 1.7 mi. S
06156 Synthyris pinnatifida  var. pinnatifida   "featherleaf kittentails" 1.6 mi. S


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
White Pine Lake (Lake) Cache County, UT 211 ft. W 8380  Naomi Peak 
Mount Magog (Summit) Cache County, UT 2259 ft. S 9505  Naomi Peak 
Mount Gog (Summit) Cache County, UT 2848 ft. N 9535  Naomi Peak 
High Creek Lake (Lake) Cache County, UT 1.1 mi. W 8895  Naomi Peak 
Naomi Peak (Summit) Cache County, UT 1.3 mi. SW 9863  Naomi Peak 
Steam Mill Lake (Lake) Cache County, UT 1.6 mi. NE 8639  Naomi Peak 
Tony Grove Lake (Lake) Cache County, UT 2.1 mi. S 8048  Naomi Peak 
Tony Grove Lake Campground (Locale) Cache County, UT 2.5 mi. S 8088  Naomi Peak 
Cherry Peak (Summit) Cache County, UT 2 mi. W 9636  Naomi Peak 
Tony Grove Lake Trailhead (Locale) Cache County, UT 2.6 mi. SE 7927  Naomi Peak 
Coldwater Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 2.9 mi. S 8665  Naomi Peak 
Bullen Hole (Valley) Cache County, UT 2.7 mi. NW   Naomi Peak 
Steam Mill Peak (Summit) Cache County, UT 2.7 mi. NE 9128  Tony Grove Creek 
Doubletop Mountain (Summit) Cache County, UT 3.6 mi. N 9587  Naomi Peak 
Hansen Pond (Lake) Cache County, UT 3.9 mi. S 7963  Mount Elmer 
Little Left Hand Fork High Creek (Stream) Cache County, UT 3.6 mi. NW   Naomi Peak 
Cottonwood Spring (Spring) Cache County, UT 4.1 mi. S 7858  Mount Elmer 
Selman Reservoir (Reservoir) Cache County, UT 3.4 mi. SE 7372  Tony Grove Creek 
Crescent Lake (Lake) Cache County, UT 4 mi. N 8435  Naomi Peak 
Rocky Canyon (Valley) Cache County, UT 3.6 mi. SW   Naomi Peak 


Taxon Links for species Carex microptera  Mack.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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