Carex laevivaginata (Kük.) Mack.
Common Name: SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 8
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

Seepy areas in forests (deciduous, hemlock, or cedar), swales, marshy forest borders, streamsides in forests.

Though very similar in overall appearance to the common Carex stipata, this is a much more local plant, and more restricted in its habitats, typically occurring in seeps and along springy streams in forests. Under high magnificaton, the upper surface of the leaves are finely papillose, which also distinguishes it from Carex stipata, which has smooth leaves.

Locations

Allegan County
Antrim County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Hillsdale County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Mecosta County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 19, 2018. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=989.