Carex chordorrhiza L. f.
Common Name: SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

Carex chordorrhiza A. A. Reznicek

Sphagnum bogs, peaty lake shores (especially foating mats), the wettest parts of fens, and wet sites in interdunal hollows.

Though quite unrelated, Carex chordorrhiza shares with C. limosa, of similar habitats, true vegetative culms that elongate after flowering and fruiting, to form leafy prostrate stolons up to a meter long that function in vegetative spread, especially extending mats. The stolons of C. chordorrhiza are very similar to those of C. limosa, but can be distinguished because they tend to be yellow-green, not glaucous, and lack reddish pigmentation on the sheath bases.

 

Locations

Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalkaska County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Marquette County
Montmorency County
Oakland County
Otsego County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 15, 2019. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=931.