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Carex emmonsii Dewey ex Torrey. Section: [26bbb] Section 39 Acrocystis. Emmons’s Sedge. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, maritime forests, wet pine flatwoods, mesic or dry upland forests, sandy woodlands. Dist: NS west to ON and WI, south to SC, GA, AL, MS, and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = F, Il, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Va, W; = Carex albicans Willd. ex Spreng. – Mackenzie (1931-1935), misapplied; = Carex albicans Willd. ex Spreng. var. emmonsii (Dewey ex Torr.) Rettig – C, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, Rettig (1989a); = Carex nigro-marginata Schwein. var. minor (Boott) Gleason – G; < 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: 4

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