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Carex canescens Linnaeus. Section: [26m] Section 9 Glareosae. Silvery Sedge. Hab: Acidic bogs, other wetlands. Dist: Greenland and AK south to MD, WV, IL, NM, and CA; South America, Eurasia; Australia.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Carex canescens L. ssp. canescens – FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY; = Carex canescens L. var. canescens – F, G, Pa; = n/a – RAB, Tat; < Carex canescens L. – C, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 7

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