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Carex pellita Muhlenberg. Section: [26oo] Section 28 Paludosae. Woolly Sedge. Phen: May-Aug. Hab: Calcareous fens, wet meadows, depression swamps. Dist: NB west to BC, south to sc. NC, w. VA, sc. NC (Suther Prairie, Cabarrus County), sc. TN (May Prairie, Coffee County), e. TN, AR, and CA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: McClintock & Waterway (1994) discuss the distinctiveness of C. pellita and C. lasiocarpa, as well as the misapplication of the name C. lanuginosa to the species now properly called C. pellita.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, FNA23, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va; = Carex lanuginosa Michx. – F, GrPl, Tat, Mackenzie (1931-1935), misapplied; = Carex lasiocarpa Ehrh. var. latifolia (Boeckeler) Gilly; = n/a – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 8

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