Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Cypress-swamp Sedge
Carex joorii
Family: Cyperaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: S1S2

Wet woods and swamps, seasonal ponds and pond edges.

Species Description:
Perennial sedge.

Flowering Period: Early May to late June.
Fruiting Period: Mid June to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This sedge, in the section Glaucescentes (Pendulinae), has stout culms from a creeping rhizome. The leaves are somewhat glaucous (appearing whitish). The 3-sided peryginia is not extended into a beak and is glabrous. The lower pistillate scales have a rough awn and do not form a tubular shape around the base. The pistillate spikes are cylindric in shape (not round) and 2-5 cm long.

Avoid changes in moisture/ hydrologic conditions at the site. Changes could result from overstory removal. wetland/stream alteration or impacts due to erosion.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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