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Carex leptalea Wahlenberg var. leptalea . Section: [26mmm] Section 46 Leptocephalae. Bristly-stalk Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Bogs, seeps, usually in saturated conditions with Sphagnum spp. Dist: NL (Labrador) west to AK, south to NC, TN, MO, SD, NM, and CA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = F, G, Tat, Va; = Carex leptalea Wahlenb. ssp. leptalea – FNA23, K1, K3, K4, NE; < Carex leptalea Wahlenb. – Ar, C, GrPl, GW1, Il, Mi, Mo1, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, 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 ?: 5

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image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
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