Carex mitchelliana M.A. Curtis. Section: [26r] Section 13 Phacocystis. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Swampy woodlands and forests, seeps. Dist: Se. MA west to PA and KY, south to Panhandle FL, n. AL, and sc. TN.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Other Comments: This species has a scattered distribution throughout its range, and is apparently rare. Bruederle, Fairbrothers, & Hanks (1989) and Bruederle (1999) provide additional information about this species. Allozyme studies suggest that C. mitchelliana is less closely related to C. gynandra, C. crinita var. crinita, and C. crinita var. brevicrinis than they are to one another.
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, S, Tn, Va, WH3, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex crinita Lam. var. mitchelliana (M.A.Curtis) Gleason – G, GW1, RAB; < Carex crinita Lam. – W