Carex magellanica Lam.
Common Name: SEDGE
Synonym: Carex paupercula
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

C. paupercula of Michigan Flora.

In sphagnum bogs, coniferous swamps (tamarack, spruce, cedar), boggy hollows, and occasionally wet open ground; rock crevices along Lake Superior.

The terminal spike rarely has a few perigynia, but the plants can be distinguished from C. atratiformis by their longer pistillate scales and pubescent roots. The leaves of C. magellanica tend to be flatter, broader and less glaucous than those of C. limosa, which has very slender, often ± involute glaucous blades.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Bay County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Kalkaska County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Leelanau County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Montmorency County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1004.