New York Natural Heritage Program
Glaucous Sedge
Carex glaucodea Tuckerman ex Olney
Carex glaucodea Stephen M. Young
Family: Sedge Family (Cyperaceae)

State Protection: Threatened
listed species are those with: 1) 6 to fewer than 20 extant sites, or 2) 1,000 to fewer than 3,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to not less than 4 or more than 7 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) listed as threatened by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S2
A State Rarity Rank of S2 means: This plant is threatened/imperiled in New York because of rarity (typically 6-20 populations or few remaining individuals) or is vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G5T5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5T5 means: Secure globally - Both the species as a whole and the subspecies/variety are common in the world; widespread and abundant (but may be rare in some parts of its range).

Did you know?
Glaucodea means gray-green (Fernald 1970), which is the color of the leaves and is created by a thin waxy coating on the surface of the leaf blades.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are six existing populations but more are expected to be found as more people become familiar with the identification of this species. There are 10 historical occurrences.

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