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*Carex praegracilis W. Boott. Section: [26i] Section 6 Divisae. Freeway Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Medians of interstate highways. Dist: Native of w. North America south to c. Mexico. This species is apparently spreading through ne. North America as the result of the winter salting of highways.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mex, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, Tx, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Zihao Wang, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Zihao Wang source CC-BY | Original Image ⭷ Warning: was NOT research grade.
image of plant© Zihao Wang, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Zihao Wang source CC-BY | Original Image ⭷ Warning: was NOT research grade.
image of plant© Zihao Wang, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Zihao Wang source CC-BY | Original Image ⭷ Warning: was NOT research grade.

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