Like other Carex species, Tuckerman’s sedge has unisexual flowers, with each individual flower containing either male or female reproductive organs As perennial species, all sedges usually live for more than two years Tuckerman's sedge range
The range of Tuckerman’s sedge extends across the north-eastern United States, from Minnesota and Iowa in the west to Maine, New Jersey and North Carolina in the east Tuckerman's sedge habitat
Tuckerman’s sedge inhabits the shorelines of streams, ponds Tuckerman's sedge status
The Tuckerman's sedge has not yet been assessed by the IUCN.
Tuckerman's sedge threats
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Tuckerman's sedge conservation
Tuckerman’s sedge is listed on the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act as endangered, which offers it protection from being killed or collected, and its possession or sale is illegal. It also discourages activities which are detrimental to the habitat of this species. Future management techniques may also involve invasive species monitoring and preservation of water quality Find out more
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- A simple single-seeded fruit that falls from the plant in one piece. Achenes usually in occur in clusters.
- Of asexual reproduction: reproduction that does not involve the formation of sex cells (‘gametes’). In many species, asexual reproduction can occur by existing cells splitting into two, or part of the organism breaking away and developing into a separate individual. Some animals, including vertebrates, can also develop from unfertilised eggs; this process, known as parthenogenesis, gives rise to offspring that are genetically identical to the parent.
- Modified leaf at the base of a flower.
- The reproductive shoot of a plant, which bears a groplants
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) (January, 2014)
Flora of North America - Tuckerman’s sedge (Carex tuckermanii) (January, 2014)
Plattsburgh State University of New York - Tuckerman’s sedge (January, 2014)
University of Wisconsin - Carex tuckermanii (January, 2014)
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife - Tuckerman’s sedge (January, 2014)
Mohlenbrock, R.H. (1999) Sedges: Carex. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, Illinois.
Rhoads, A.F. and Block, T.A. (2007) The Plants of Pennsylvania: An Illustrated Manual. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Hipp, A.L. (2008) Sedges: An Introduction to the Genus Carex (Cyperaceae). University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin.
Heywood, V.H. (1978) Flowering Plants of the World. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
United States Department of Agriculture - Tuckerman’s sedge (January, 2014)