Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
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.