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Carex frankii Kunth. Section: [26uu] Section 34 Squarrosae. Frank’s Sedge, Cattail Sedge. Phen: May-Jul (-Sep). Hab: Bottomland forests, other wet to moist forests and disturbed areas. Dist: W. NY and s. ON west to MI and se. NE, south to GA, AR, and OK.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA23, GrPl, Il, K4, Mi, NY, Tn, Va; < Carex frankii Kunth – C, F, G, GW1, K1, K3, Mo1, NcTx, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, W, 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: 7

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