New York Natural Heritage Program
Brown Bog Sedge
Carex buxbaumii Wahlenb.
Carex buxbaumii Stuart Kooge
Family: Sedge Family (Cyperaceae)

State Protection: Threatened
listed species are those with: 1) 6 to fewer than 20 extant sites, or 2) 1,000 to fewer than 3,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to not less than 4 or more than 7 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) listed as threatened by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S2
A State Rarity Rank of S2 means: This plant is threatened/imperiled in New York because of rarity (typically 6-20 populations or few remaining individuals) or is vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: This species is demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
The specific epithet buxbaumii is for Johann Christian Buxbaum who lived from 1693-1730 (Fernald 1970).

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are approximately ten known populations and as many as twenty additional historical locations. These populations are widely scattered throughout the entire state. This plant may be impacted by invasive wetland species. Only one population has over a thousand stems, with typical populations having a few hundred stems. Most of the Long Island historical locations are considered extirpated.

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