Carex molesta Mack.
Common Name: SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 2
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

Carex molesta N. Martineau

Moist ground; open moist fields and swales as well as swamps and moist thickets along rivers, in a wide range of mostly calcareous, often clayey soils; rather weedy and much more common than C. brevior. The stubby inflorescences of C. molesta are a regular feature of moist meadows in southern Michigan. If specimens of C. brevior have more compact inflorescences than usual, they may be easily distinguished by their larger, broadly ovate to nearly orbicular achenes 1.31.8 mm wide. Carex molesta has narrower, elliptic to narrowly oblong achenes 0.91.3 mm wide.


Alcona County
Barry County
Berrien County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Saginaw County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 27, 2021.