Carex tenera Dewey. Section: [26q] Section 12 Ovales. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Low forests, upland forests over hardpans, mesic prairies, wet ditches. Dist: NS west to BC, south to VA, NC, n. GA, ne. TN, MO, KS, WY, and OR.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Carex echinodes (Fernald) P. Rothrock, Reznicek, & Hipp is sometimes lumped into or treated as a variety of C. tenera, but warrants specific status.
Synonymy: = Il, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY; = Carex tenera Dewey var. tenera – F, FNA23, Pa; < Carex tenera Dewey – C, G, GrPl, K1, RAB, Tn