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Carex floridana Schweinitz. Section: [26bbb] Section 39 Acrocystis. Florida Sedge. Phen: (Feb-) Mar-May. Hab: Mesic hammocks, dry hammocks, maritime forests. Dist: S. NJ south to c. peninsular FL, west to TX. See McAvoy (2021) for discussion of the occurrence of this species in NJ, MD, DE, and VA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = FNA23, K1, K3, K4, S, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935), Sorrie et al (2011); = Carex nigromarginata Schwein. var. floridana (Schwein.) Kük. – Ar, ETx1, F, Mo1, RAB, Tx, WH3; = n/a – Tat; < Carex nigromarginata Schwein. – C

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FAC (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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image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Keith Bradley | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce Sorrie | Original Image ⭷

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