State Status: Pennsylvania Endangered (PE)
PBS Status: Pennsylvania Threatened (PT)
Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S2
Did You Know?
This species is distinguished from all other carices with subulate perigynia by the reflexed perigynia.
Collin's sedge (Carex collinsii) has slender arching stems up to 76cm tall and narrow leaves. The female flowers (perigynia), which are about 12mm long and very slender, extend at an oblique, downward-pointing angle from the axis of the spike. Male flowers are in a separate spike at the tip of the stem.
Imperiled in the nation or state because of rarity due to very restricted range, very few populations (often 20 or fewer), steep declines, or other factors making it very vulnerable to extirpation from the nation or state.
Collin's sedge is a plant of sphagnum bogs and swamps.
Flowers, fruits late June - mid-August
Collin's sedge is critically imperiled in New York and South Carolina and imperiled in Pennsylvania and Georgia. It is secure in New Jersey and Maryland.
Water quality and quantity are important habitat factors.
Conservation Status Map
NatureServe. 2017. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available https://explorer.natureserve.org.
- NatureServe. 2018. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available at https://www.natureserve.org/explorer
- Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. 2018.
- Rhoads, A.F. and W.M. Klein, Jr. 1993. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania. American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rhoads, A.F. and T.A. Block.
- 2007. The Plants of Pennsylvania: An Illustrated Manual. 2nd edition. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.