Carex wiegandii Mack.
Common Name: WIEGAND'S SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge
Status: SC

Rare along edges of bogs, along trails, and in open swamps, in acidic, peaty or sandy soils. A distinctive, stout, broad leaved (in contrast to its close relatives!) plant with a compact inflorescence. First collected in Michigan by E. G. Voss in 1984 in Luce Co.

The sheath apices are relatively strongly thickened and less translucent, often more yellowish, than the rest of the sheath; usually much more so than any of its more narrow-leaved relatives.  

Locations

Chippewa County
Delta County
Luce County
Mackinac County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 22, 2018. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1082.