New York Natural Heritage Program
Lined Sedge
Carex striatula Michx.
Carex striatula line drawing Britton, N.L., and A. Brown (1913); downloaded from USDA-Plants Database.
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: SH
A State Rarity Rank of SH means: This plant is only historically known from New York State, typically with the last plant observed over 20 years ago. Many SH plants have not been seen in 50-100 years.

Global Rarity Rank: G4G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G4G5 means: Apparently or Demonstrably Secure globally - Uncommon to common in the world, but not rare; usually widespread, but may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. More information is needed to assign a single conservation status.

Did you know?
The specific epithet, striatula, means "with fine longitudinal lines" (Fernald 1970).

State Ranking Justification [-]
There is only one known population and three historical locations. As a plant at the northern edge of its range, this sedge has likely always been rare in New York. The one known population only has 20 plants. Surveys in the lower Hudson Valley should target this plant to determine if more populations are present.

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