Nebraska 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):900
(upper):   2700
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitat seasonally flooded, semipermanently flooded, permanently saturated, seasonally saturated. Water chemistry: fresh. Margins of channels. Cowardin class: Palustrine nonpersistent emergent freshwater wetland. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists Nebraska 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 Nebraska sedge is present, but not dominant, the stand is a member of the Sedge series [ see also Beaked sedge series, Rocky Mountain sedge series].
Plot based descriptions:Halpern (1986) defines one association at Sequoia National Park in Fresno Co. m-SN; Beguin & Major (1975), Burke (1987) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e) one association Grass Lake RNA in El Dorado Co. su-SN. Ratliff (1985) takes up montane and subalpine meadows for the central SN, especially Yosemite National Park and surrounding areas
Series Association:Beguin & Major (1975): Nebraska sedge association [as Cericetum nebraskensis, = Burke (1987) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e), included in Nebraska sedge vegetative series (Ratliff 1985)]. Halpern (1986): Nebraska sedge-Sierra ricegrass association [included in Nebraska sedge vegetative series (Ratliff 1985)].
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland with sparse shrub layer
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Nebraska sedge series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Nebraska sedge series
Common species: View common species for: Nebraska sedge series

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