Carex ormostachya Wiegand
Common Name: SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

Carex ormostachya inflorescence A. A. Reznicek inflorescence

In beech-maple and hemlock-hardwoods, sandy aspen and red pine forests, roadside clearings and open rocky forests; often in drier soils than other Laxiflorae.

Carex woodii, C. meadii, and C. tetanica might possibly run here or to C. laxiflora in the keys, if they were not recognized as belonging to sect. Paniceae. Even if the prominent superficial rhizomes of C. woodii are not collected, the species can be distinguished in its very strongly red-colored basal sheaths. Carex tetanica and C. meadii, besides deep-seated elongated rhizomes, have the sides of the rachis of the pistillate spikes minutely papillose-granular, while in the somewhat similar species of sect. Laxiflorae the rachis is smooth, at least on the sides.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Houghton County
Huron County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Leelanau County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Marquette County
Montmorency County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1020.