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*Carex spicata Hudson. Section: [26d] Section 4.0 Phaestoglochin. Prickly Sedge. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Fields, lawns, cracks in sidewalks. Dist: Native of Europe and w. Asia. Reported as south to s. NJ, n. DE, c. MD. VA reports said to be erroneous in FNA, but correct records have been recorded since. Undoubtedly more common than records indicate.

Origin/Endemic status: Europe

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, Il, K1, K3, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tat, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily ?: 9

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image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷

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