New York Natural Heritage Program
Northern Bog Sedge
Carex gynocrates Wormsk. ex Drej.
Monocots
Carex gynocrates David Werier
Family: Sedge Family (Cyperaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely 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 gynocrates means dominant female which is in reference to the stout female spikes (Fernald 1970).

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are only two known populations of this plant, one being discovered in 2005, and at least six historical locations that need further survey work. This plant tends to form large stands with hundreds to thousands of culms. In New York it is a sedge of calcareous wetlands, a very limited habitat type. It may be threatened by changes to hydrology, water chemistry changes, and invasive species

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