Carex sylvatica Huds.
Common Name: SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad P-Sedge

Disturbed forests and forest edges.

This Eurasian species, first collected in Emmet Co. in 2007 by K. Gyekis, is very locally frequent in some parts of Ontario, and can be expected to increase its range. It is quite like C. arctata in appearance, but forms dense, large clumps and lacks the reddish purple bases of C. arctata (and all other species of sect. Hymenochlaenae, except for the distinctive C. sprengelii). The perigynia are very persistent and can be seen on the plants as late as early November; unlike other, similar Michigan species.


Emmet County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 16, 2018.