Carex concinna R. Br.
Common Name: BEAUTY SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

Carex concinna A. A. Reznicek

Very local, edges of cedar and balsam thickets near gravelly calcareous shores of the northern ends of Lakes Michigan and Huron, associated with such plants as C. eburnea, C. capillaris, Linnaea borealis, and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi.

Though not an endemic, this delicate tufted sedge is a quintessential example of a lime-loving species with a distribution centered on the Straits; rarely found far inland from the Great Lakes shores.

Locations

Alpena County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Delta County
Emmet County
Leelanau County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 23, 2021. https://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=934.