(Lange) Hultén, Kongl. Svenska Vetensk. Acad. Handl. , IV, 8(5): 241 (1962)
Plants usually 10–30 cm tall. Bracts usually brown or pale brown at base, with margins and distal half scarious, with lower bract equalling or exceeding inflorescence, acute, often with long mucro, usually 4–13 mm long. Lower flower often ±remote. Tepals pale straw-brown to ±scarious or stramineous with pale brown centre, c. 3.5–4.5 mm long; style c. 0.3–0.4 mm long; stigmas c. 0.6–0.8 mm long. Capsule usually c. 4.0–4.5 mm long, scarcely exceeding perianth. Seeds c. 0.6–0.7 × 0.2–0.3 mm, with two subequal appendages (0.4–) 0.5–0.8 mm. 2n = 132, fide Á.Löve & D.Löve, Taxon 30: 849 (1981).