Carex cephalophora Willd.
Common Name: SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 3
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

Carex cephalophora A. A. Reznicek

Deciduous forests and thickets of all kinds, usually in dry oak, oak-hickory, or aspen, but occasionally in moist beech-maple stands; often on hillsides and banks.

The ventral surface of the sheaths is slightly thickened and concave at the summit. Occasionally one may key a specimen of C. cephaloidea here, but that species has the ventral surface of the sheaths very fragile, not thickened at the truncate summit, as well as an even more strongly scabrous culm above. See also remarks under C. muehlenbergii and C. leavenworthii.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clinton County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Mecosta County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph 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 10, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=930.