Shorthair sedge series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:<0.3 m
Series canopy cover:cio
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):1500
(upper):   3700
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: Uplands:slopes, ridges.
Reference:Allen-Diaz (1994), Klikoff (1965), Major & Taylor (1977), Paysen et al. (1980), Ratliff (1979, 1982, 1985).
Comments:Ratliff (1982, 1985) defines to a Shorthair sedge vegetative series. Stands of this series are extensive and may mix with other meadow, forest and woodland series at a fine scale at subalpine and alpine elevations [ see especially Alpine habitat, Subalpine meadow habitat]. The Jepson Manual uses the name Carex filifolia var. erostrata for shorthair sedge. The ecological literature refers to it as Carex exserta .
Plot based descriptions:Benedict (1983) defines one association at Rock Creek in Sequoia National Park in Tulare Co.; Burke (1982) three associations at Rae Lakes, King's Canyon National Park in Fresno Co.; Major & Taylor (1977) one association at Carson Pass in Alpine Co.; (T ylor 1984) one at Harvey Monroe Hall RNA in Mono Co. su-SN.
Series Association:Benedict (1983): Shorthair sedge-spike trisetum association, Shorthair sedge-Sierra ricegrass association. Burke (1982): Pussypaws-shorthair sedge association, Nude buckwheat-shorthair sedge association, Talus fleabane-shorthair sedge association. Major & Taylor (1977): Shorthair sedge association [= Muhlenbergia richardsonii association (Benedict 1983)]. Taylor (1984): Shorthair sedge-saxifrage association.
FormationTemperate or sub-polar annual grassland or forb vegetation
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Shorthair sedge series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Shorthair sedge series
Common species: View common species for: Shorthair sedge series

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