New York Natural Heritage Program
Barratt's Sedge
Carex barrattii Schwein. & Torr.
Carex barrattii line drawing Britton, N.L., and A. Brown (1913); downloaded from USDA-Plants Database.
Family: Sedge Family (Cyperaceae)

State Protection: Endangered
listed species are those with: 1) 5 or fewer extant sites, or 2) fewer than 1,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to fewer than 4 U.S.G.S. 7 minute topographical maps, or 4) species listed as endangered by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S1
A State Rarity Rank of S1 means: This plant is endangered/critically imperiled in New York because of extreme rarity (typically 5 or fewer populations or very few remaining individuals) or is extremely vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G4
A Global Rarity Rank of G4 means: This species is apparently secure globally (typically with more than 100+ populations), though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
Barratt's sedge is named in honor of Joseph Barratt who lived from 1796-1882 (Fernald 1970). The core of this species range is the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are currently three known populations. The previous reported historical locations have most likely been lost to development. This is a plant of wet soils within fire-maintained pine barrens, a rather rare community type. The known populations are large and within protected landscapes, but few to no additional popualtions will likely be encountered.

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