Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Recently discovered stations of Carex bushii (Cyperaceae) in New England.

Abstract

On 12 July 2018, a population of Carex bushii was discovered in a clayplain old field in West Haven, Rutland County, Vermont, USA. Subsequent surveying of the property revealed 11 subpopulations of this plant, with a total estimated 58 genets with 685 ramets. This potentially invasive species was identified based on its morphological characteristics. This is thought to be the first report of the occurrence of C. bushii in Vermont, USA.