Carex limosa L.
Common Name: BOG SEDGE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

Carex limosa A. A. Reznicek

Chiefly in bogs and fens, often on the open mat at the edge of water; also on marshy open shores. The vegetative shoots of C. limosa elongate after fruiting into long stolons, which creep across mats and even into shallow water. These are very like the stolons of C. chordorrhiza, sometimes occurring in the same habitat, which however lack reddish pigmentation on the sheath bases. The rare hybrid with C. magellanica (C. ×connectens Holmb.) has been found once at the edge of a bog in Delta Co.


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