Carex cristatella Britton
Common Name: SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 3
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

Carex cristatella B. S. Walters

Swamps (deciduous or coniferous) and thickets, swales, marshes, shores, ditches, and meadows; rarely in drier sites; a common species.

Inflorescences are often stiffly bent above the lowest spike, and this, combined with the nearly globular spikes formed by the spreading to reflexed perigynia, give this common species a distinctive appearance. See also the notes under Carex bebbii. The spikes are more separated than usual in f. catelliformis (Farw.) Fernald, which thus resembles C. projecta.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Osceola County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=940.