Carex gynocrates Wormsk. ex Drej.
Northern Bog Sedge
Habitat: Peaty soils, circumneutral fens, Thuja swamps
Range: Circumboreal, south to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and mountains of Colorado and Utah.
Aids to Identification: Carex is a large and difficult genus, and technical characters must be relied upon to separate the species. Carex gynocrates is a member of section Dioicae.
Phenology: Flowers June - August.
Synonyms: Carex dioica L. ssp. gynocrates (Wormsk. ex Drej.) Hultén; Carex dioica L. var. gynocrates (Wormsk. ex Drej.) Ostenf.
Known Distribution in Maine: This rare plant has been documented from a total of 17 town(s) in the following county(ies): Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis.