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Carex debilis Michaux. Section: [26ff] Section 23c Hymenochlaenae. White-edged Sedge, Weak Sedge. Phen: May-Aug. Hab: Swamps, bogs, other moist to wet habitats. Dist: MA west to s. IN, south to n. peninsular FL, Panhandle FL, and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: For other taxa often treated as varieties of C. debilis, see C. allegheniensis and C. flexuosa.

Synonymy: = NcTx, S, Tn, Tx, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex debilis Michx. var. debilis – Ar, C, F, FNA23, G, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB; < Carex debilis Michx. – ETx1, GW1, Il, Tat, W, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 5

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