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Carex basiantha Steudel. Section: [26kkk] Section 44 Phyllostachyae. Southern Willdenow's Sedge, Widow Sedge. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Mesic forests, wet flats, and lower slopes, over calcareous rocks or sediments. Dist: Se. NC south to n. peninsular FL, Panhandle FL, west to e. TX, and north to nw. GA, c. TN, and c. AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Tn, WH3; < Carex willdenovii – S, Tx, orthographic variant; < Carex willdenowii Schkuhr ex Willd. – RAB; < Carex willdenowii Schkuhr ex Willd. var. megarrhyncha Hermann; ? Carex willdenowii Schkuhr ex Willd. var. pauciflora Olney ex L.H.Bailey in J.M.Coult.

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW

Heliophily ?: 3

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