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Carex albicans Willdenow ex Sprengel var. albicans . Section: [26bbb] Section 39 Acrocystis. White-tinged Sedge, Architectural Sedge. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Dry woodlands, forests, and clearings. Dist: ME west to IL, and OK, south to DE, NC, SC, n. GA (Jones & Coile 1988), TN, and MO.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE; = Carex albicans Willd. ex Spreng. – Il, NY, Pa, Tn, Va; = Carex artitecta Mack. – GrPl, RAB, Tat, W, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex nigro-marginata Schwein. var. muhlenbergii (A.Gray) Gleason – G; > Carex artitecta Mack. var. subtilirostris F.J.Herm. – F; < Carex varia Muhl. ex Willd. – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 5

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