Carex concinna - R. Br.
Beautiful Sedge
Other English Common Names: Low Northern Sedge, Northern Elegant Sedge
Other Common Names: low northern sedge
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Carex concinna R. Br. (TSN 39552)
French Common Names: carex élégant
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.128994
Element Code: PMCYP03300
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Sedge Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Monocotyledoneae Cyperales Cyperaceae Carex
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Carex concinna
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 16May2016
Global Status Last Changed: 22Feb2010
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR
Nation: Canada
National Status: N5 (01Mar2012)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Alaska (SNR), Colorado (S1), Michigan (S3), Montana (S4), Oregon (S3), South Dakota (S3), Wisconsin (S1), Wyoming (S1)
Canada Alberta (S5), British Columbia (S5), Labrador (S1S2), Manitoba (S4S5), New Brunswick (S2), Newfoundland Island (S2), Northwest Territories (SNR), Nunavut (S3), Ontario (S5), Quebec (S3S4), Saskatchewan (S5?), Yukon Territory (S5)

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Range Extent Comments: Alaska and the Yukon Territory to Newfoundland, south to Oregon, Colorado, South Dakota and Michigan.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Alaska and the Yukon Territory to Newfoundland, south to Oregon, Colorado, South Dakota and Michigan.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AK, CO, MI, MT, OR, SD, WI, WY
Canada AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NT, NU, ON, QC, SK, YT

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
CO Chaffee (08015), Clear Creek (08019), Summit (08117)*
MI Chippewa (26033), Delta (26041), Emmet (26047)*, Mackinac (26097), Presque Isle (26141), Schoolcraft (26153)
OR Grant (41023), Wallowa (41063)
SD Custer (46033)*, Lawrence (46081), Meade (46093)*, Pennington (46103)
WI Ashland (55003), Door (55029)
WY Crook (56011), Park (56029), Sublette (56035)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
04 Beartrap-Nemadji (04010301)+, Door-Kewaunee (04030102)+, Fishdam-Sturgeon (04030112)+, Boardman-Charlevoix (04060105)+*, Brevoort-Millecoquins (04060107)+, Carp-Pine (04070002)+, Lone Lake-Ocqueoc (04070003)+
10 Yellowstone Headwaters (10070001)+, Clarks Fork Yellowstone (10070006)+, Beaver (10120107)+, Middle Cheyenne-Spring (10120109)+*, Rapid (10120110)+, Middle Cheyenne-Elk (10120111)+*, Lower Belle Fourche (10120202)+, Redwater (10120203)+, Clear (10190004)+
11 Arkansas Headwaters (11020001)+
14 Blue (14010002)+*, Upper Green (14040101)+
17 Wallowa (17060105)+, North Fork John Day (17070202)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History Not yet assessed
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General Description: Stems single or loosely tufted, 10-40 cm tall; rhizomatous, bracts reduced to bladeless sheath; perigynium pubscent (Spackman et al. 1997).
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 16Apr2009
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): Handwerk, J.

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