Carex capillaris L.
Common Name: SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

Carex capillaris A. A. Reznicek

Moist, often calcareous and/or sandy ground at edges of conifer (especially cedar and fir) forests and thickets near the northern shores of Lakes Michigan and Huron, even on mossy logs in rivers and streams through such forests; also along roads, trails, clearings, and similar openings; on rock shores of Lake Superior.

The St. Clair Co. record seems quite disjunct, but the plant is well known from Lambton Co., Ontario, and then north along the east shore of Lake Huron to the Bruce Peninsula.  


Alcona County
Alger County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Kalkaska County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Leelanau County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Menominee County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 23, 2021.