Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
G. E. Crow
Wet, usually open ground: fens, marshes, meadows (often springy), edges of lakes and streams, margins of bogs, and cedar or tamarack swamps (especially in clearings); often in large, tall clumps (tussocks), but sometimes forming more uniform swards.
This is a major dominant over large areas of wetlands throughout the State, and may form extensive meadows of “wild hay.” Carex stricta meadows are especially striking in early spring, as the expanding shoots have bright whitish-glaucous leaf tips.