Carex albursina E. Sheld.
Common Name: SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

Very characteristic of rich, often moist beech-maple and mixed deciduous forests; occasionally under oaks or oak-hickory.

This is a distinctive and striking forest species. Wide-leaved (blades to 2.5 cm broad) plants of C. laxiflora occasionally occur, but may generally be distinguished from C. albursina by some or all of the following tendencies: longer-awned or cuspidate scales; longer anthers; longer and straighter beak; smooth bract sheaths and more conspicuous peduncled staminate spike.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Antrim County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
Lenawee County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Manistee County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Osceola County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=901.