Sedge series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<1 m
Series canopy cover:ci
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   2900
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitat seasonally flooded, semipermanently flooded, permanently saturated, seasonally saturated, intermittently exposed. Water chemistry: fresh. Margins of channels, lakes, ponds, overflow areas, reservoirs, rivers, streams; depressions; swales. Cowardin classes: Lacustrine littoral unconsolidated shore wetland, Palustrine nonpersistent emergent freshwater wetland, Palustrine persistent emergent freshwater wetland, Palustrine unconsolidated freshwater shore wetland, Riverine emergent wetland. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists sedges as a FACW, OBL.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:Hermann (1970), Mason (1957), Paysen et al. (1980).
Comments:This series contains areas dominated by sedges that have not been recognized as separate series at this time. Beaked sedge, Nebraska sedge series, Rocky Mountain sedge, and Shorthair sedge series are distinguished in this classification. Baker (1972) qu litatively describes a sedge stand at Ingelnook Fen in Mendocino Co. o-NorCo. PRIVA 0e0070686f656e6978000300000000000200b311010000000200972941000000
Plot based descriptions:Duebendorfer (1989) defines one association on sand in Humboldt Co., Fiedler & Leidy (1987) one association at Ring Mountain in Marin Co. o-NorCo; Beguin & Major (1975), Bu rke (1987) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e) four associations at Grass Lake RNA in El Dorado Co., Benedict (1983) one association at Rock Creek, Sequoia National Park, Major & Taylor (1977) four associations in a-SN and WIS; Taylor (1984) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e) 11 associations at Harvey Monroe Hall RNA in Mono Co. a-SN; Murray (1991) re-sampled meadows in the Marble Moun- tains first sampled in 1977 by Stillman (1980). Only one higher-level category was present in both years in Siskiyou Co. m-KlaR. Of interest is an earlier qualitative description (Lewis 1966). PRIVA 0e0070686f656e6978000300000000000200b311010000000200972941000000
Series Association:Burke (1987): Longbeak sedge - shortbeak sedge association, Shortbeak-inflated sedge association. Beguin & Major 1975): Primrose monkeyflower-shore sedge association [as Mimulo-Cericetum limosae, = category A (Rae 1970)], Skyline bluegrass-beaked sedge association [as Poo-Caricetum integrae] Benedict (1983): Many-nerved sedge - yarrow association. Duebendorfer (1989): Slough sedge-salt rush association [as Herbaceous hollows]. Fiedler & Leidy (1987): Serrate sedge-leafly sedge association. Major & Taylor (1977): Alpine pussytoes-vernacular sedge association, Brewer sedge-Wheeler bluegrass association, Heller sedge-Parry rush association, Mount Dana sedge-little elephant's head association, Bilberry-blackish sedge association. Stillman (1980): Diego bentgrass-ribbed sedge association [continuing Ligusticum californicum-Erigeron aliceae, Calyptridium umbellatum-Castilleja arachnoidea types (Murray 1991)]. Taylor (1984): Blackish sedge- mountain-laurel association, Brewer sedge association, Heller sedge - club-moss ivesia association, Luzulaleaf sedge - water-plantain buttercup association, Mount Dana sedge-alpine shootingstar association, Mount Dana sedge-alpine pussytoes association, Showy sedge-sibbaldia association, Streambank arnica-Congdon sedge association, Vernacular sedge-alpine pussytoes association, Western yellow cress-Dewey sedge association, White-tipped sedge-Junegrass association.
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland
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