Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Weak Stellate Sedge
Carex seorsa
Family: Cyperaceae

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

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S2

Alluvial and wet woods (Jones 2005).

Species Description:
Perennial sedge.

Flowering Period: Early May to late June.
Fruiting Period: Early June to late July.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This sedge is in the section Stellulatae. The stems are densely tufted. Leaves are plicate to flat, 1-4 mm wide, and shorter than the inflorescence. Achenes are lenticular (shaped like a lens) rather than 3-sided and the perigynia are thickened at the base. This is a plant of wet woodlands in Kentucky is associated with seeps and springs.

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

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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