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Carex stricta (upright sedge)

Synonyms: Carex commutata; Carex kelvingtoniana; Carex littoralis; Carex prolixa; Carex sempervirens; Carex stricta f. brevior; Carex stricta f. curtissima; Carex stricta f. pedicellaris; Carex stricta f. xerocarpa; Carex stricta var. curtissima; Carex stricta var. strictior; Carex stricta var. xerocarpa; Carex strictior; Carex strictior f. curtissima; Carex tristicha; Carex verrucosa; Carex watsoniana; Carex xerocarpa; Diemisa stricta; Vignantha stricta; Vignea stricta

Wikipedia Abstract

Carex stricta is a species of sedge known by the common names upright sedge and tussock sedge. It is grass-like and can be difficult to distinguish from other plants, because of its long, triangular, green stems. The plant grows in moist marshes, forests and alongside bodies of water. It grows up to 2 feet (0.61 m) tall and 2 feet (0.61 m) wide. When the leaves die, they build on top of or around the living plant, making a "tussock". It is one of the most common wetland sedges in eastern North America.
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Allergen Potential [1]  High
Structure [2]  Grass

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Acadia National Park II 35996 Maine, United States
Algonquin Provincial Park IV 1868802 Ontario, Canada
Bruce Peninsula National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Cape Breton Highlands National Park II 234333 Nova Scotia, Canada  
Catoctin Mountain Park National Park II 5994 Maryland, United States
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States
Fire Island National Seashore V 9433 New York, United States
Fundy National Park II 52716 New Brunswick, Canada
George Washington Memorial Parkway V   Virginia, United States
Georgian Bay Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Grand Rapids Audubon Club Maher Sanctuary 80 Michigan, United States
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge VI 3161 New Jersey, United States
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site III 861 Pennsylvania, United States
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore II 8272 Indiana, United States
Isle Royale Biosphere Reserve Ib 571799 Michigan, United States
Kejimkujik National Park II 94203 Nova Scotia, Canada
La Mauricie National Park II 131706 Quebec, Canada
Lake Superior Provincial Park IV 351011 Ontario, Canada
Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve 470167 Ontario, Canada  
Petersburg National Battlefield III 3338 Virginia, United States
Pipestone National Monument V 326 Minnesota, United States
Point Pelee National Park II 5764 Ontario, Canada
Prince William Forest Park 19378 District of Columbia, United States
Pukaskwa National Park II 459860 Ontario, Canada
Richmond National Battlefield Park III 1517 Virginia, United States
Saint Lawrence Islands National Park II   Ontario, Canada
Upper Miss. River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge National Wildlife Refuge VI 25823 Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States
Wapusk National Park II 2614324 Manitoba, Canada
Western Michigan University's Asylum Lake Preserve 274 Michigan, United States
Woodland Caribou Provincial Wilderness Park Provincial Park II 1072124 Ontario, Canada



Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal)[3]
Euphyes conspicua (Black Dash)[4]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[3]
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)[3]
Poanes massasoit (Mulberry Wing)[5]
Scalopus aquaticus (Eastern Mole)[3]
Sciurus carolinensis (eastern gray squirrel)[3]
Spartiniphaga includens[5]
Tamias striatus (eastern chipmunk)[3]
Aix sponsa (Wood Duck)[3]
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[3]
Branta canadensis (Canada Goose)[3]
Castor canadensis (american beaver)[3]
Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat)[3]


Shelter for 
Aedes albopictus (forest day mosquito)[3]
Agelaius phoeniceus (Red-winged Blackbird)[3]
Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)[3]
Ameiurus natalis (Yellow bullhead)[3]
Anax junius (green darner)[3]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[3]
Anguilla rostrata (American eel)[3]
Aquarius remigis (Common water strider)[3]
Calopteryx maculata (Ebony jewelwing)[3]
Calosoma scrutator (Fiery searcher)[3]
Charadrius vociferus (Killdeer)[3]
Chelydra serpentina (Common Snapping Turtle)[3]
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)[3]
Corydalus cornutus (dobsonfly)[3]
Daphnia ambigua (Water flea)[3]
Dolomedes triton (Six-spottedfishingspider)[3]
Eurycea guttolineata (Three-lined Salamander)[3]
Gambusia holbrooki (Bore-drain fish)[3]
Geothlypis trichas (Common Yellowthroat)[3]
Gryllus pennsylvanicus (fall field cricket)[3]
Hyalella azteca (Scud)[3]
Libellula lydia (Common whitetail)[3]
Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)[3]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[3]
Macrobdella decora (Freshwater leech)[3]
Nerodia sipedon (Northern Water Snake)[3]
Notophthalmus viridescens (Eastern Newt)[3]
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)[3]
Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper)[3]
Quiscalus quiscula (Common Grackle)[3]
Semotilus atromaculatus (Horned dace)[3]
Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird)[3]
Thamnophis sirtalis (Common Garter Snake)[3]
Thryothorus ludovicianus (Carolina Wren)[3]
Zonotrichia albicollis (White-throated Sparrow)[3]
Aix sponsa (Wood Duck)[3]
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[3]
Branta canadensis (Canada Goose)[3]
Castor canadensis (american beaver)[3]
Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Bank


E. Canada to C. & E. U.S.A.; Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000)
2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
3Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
4Butterflies of Canada, Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility
5HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Maher Sanctuary, Grand Rapids Audubon Club
Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake
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