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Carex disjuncta (Fernald) E.P. Bicknell. Section: [26m] Section 9 Glareosae. Silvery Sedge. Phen: Jun. Hab: Bogs, depression ponds, swamps and marshes (including fresh to oligohaline tidal sites), often in disturbed areas. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to MN, south to VA, NC, SC, OH, and IN.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Maguilla et al. (2015) showed genetic differentiation between samples of this taxon and C. canescens s.s., even with samples gathered from sympatric regions, suggesting that at least infraspecific recognition is warranted.

Synonymy: = Carex canescens L. ssp. disjuncta (Fernald) Toivonen – FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Tn; = Carex canescens L. var. disjuncta Fernald – F, G, Pa, RAB, Tat, Va; < Carex canescens L. – C, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 6

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