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Carex torta F. Boott ex Tuckerman. Section: [26r] Section 13 Phacocystis. Streambed Sedge, Twisted Sedge. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Rocky streambeds, often dominant in patches in the beds of mountain streams, along their banks, and on rocky or cobbly islands. Dist: NS west to ON, south to sc. NC, SC (Gaddy 1981), nc. GA (Jones & Coile 1988), AL, nw. MS, s. AR, and e. OK.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA23, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Tn, Va, W, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily: 6

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