New York Natural Heritage Program
Reflexed Sedge
Carex retroflexa Muhl. ex Willd.
Monocots
Carex retroflexa Troy Weldy
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: S2S3
A State Rarity Rank of S2S3 means: Imperiled or Vulnerable in New York - Very vulnerable to disappearing from New York, or vulnerable to becoming imperiled in New York, due to rarity or other factors; typically 6 to 80 populations or locations in New York, few individuals, restricted range, few remaining acres (or miles of stream), and/or recent and widespread declines. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

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?
This plant may be "on the move." There is some evidence indicating that it is expanding its range within New York and there is a likelihood that this will soon "move" off the Heritage active inventory list. We need a few good eyes to head out and find more populations of this plant so we can justify removing it from the rare list.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are at least 13 known populations and over 30 historical locations. As more people look for this sedge, we anticipate more locations will be documented. Estimates on the true number of extant populations are over 35. If this number is substantiated, then this plant will likely come off the active inventory list.

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