Beaked sedge series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<1 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   3400
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitat seasonally flooded, semipermanently flooded, permanently saturated, seasonally saturated. Water chemistry: fresh. Wet meadows, ponds, depressions; seeps; swales. Cowardin class: Palustrine persistent emergent freshwater wetland. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists beaked sedge as a OBL.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:: Allen-Diaz (1994), Hermann (1970), Mason (1957), Paysen et al. (1980).
Comments:This series occurs in inter-West mountains. If Beaked sedge is present in a stand, but not dominant, the stand is a member of the Sedge series [ see also Nebraska sedge series, Rocky Mountain sedge series]. In many manuals beaked sedge is referred to as Carex rostrata .
Plot based descriptions:Halpern (1986) defines one association at Sequoia National Park in Fresno Co. m-SN. Ratliff (1985) takes up montane and subalpine meadows for the central SN, especially Yosemite National Park and surrounding areas.
Series Association:Halpern (1986): Beaked sedge association [included in Beaked sedge vegetative series (Ratliff 1985)].
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland
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