Carex echinata Murray
Common Name: SEDGE
Synonym: Carex cephalantha, Carex angustior
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

C. cephalantha and C. angustior of Michigan Flora.

Bogs, tamarack swamps, shores, marshy or swampy ground, and meadows; in acidic, peaty or sandy soils. In northern Michigan especially, plants of sandy, low nutrient sites may have very narrow, small perigynia, often in dense heads. These may be called var. angustata (J. Carey) L. H. Bailey (C. angustior), but appear to grade into larger plants without any discontinuity.


Alger County
Allegan County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Calhoun County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Iron County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County


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