Rocky Mountain sedge series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<.4m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):1200
(upper):   3400
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitat seasonally flooded, semi-permanently flooded, permanently saturated, seasonally saturated. Water chemistry: fresh. Margins of channels, lakes, ponds, overflow areas, streams; wet meadows. Cowardin classes: Lacustrine littoral unconsolidated shore wetland, Palustrine nonpersistent emergent freshwater wetland, Palustrine persistent emergent freshwater wetland, alustrine unconsolidated freshwater shore wetland. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists Rocky Mountain sedge as a FACW.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:Allen-Diaz (1994), Hermann (1970), Mason (1957).
Comments:This series occurs throughout in inter-West. If Rocky Mountain sedge is present in a stand, but not dominant, the stand is a member of the Sedge series [ see also Beaked sedge series, Nebraska sedge series].
Plot based descriptions:Major & Taylor (1977) define one association in su-SN. Helms & Ratliff (1987), Ratliff (1985) take up montane and subalpine meadows for the central SN, especially Yosemite National Park and surrounding areas. Taylor (1984) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e) defines two associations at Harvey Monroe Hall RNA in Mono Co. a-SN. PRIV 0e0070686f656e6978000300000000000200b311010000000200972941000000
Series Association:Major & Taylor (1977): Rocky Mountain sedge. Taylor (1984): Rocky Mountain sedge-elephant's ears association, Rocky Mountain sedge - cotton-grass association.
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland with sparse shrub layer
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Rocky Mountain sedge series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Rocky Mountain sedge series
Common species: View common species for: Rocky Mountain sedge series

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