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Carex picta Steudel. Section: [26ddd] Section 41 Pictae. Painted Sedge. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Dry to dry-mesic oak-hickory forests. Dist: S. IN south through KY and c. TN to nc. GA (Jones & Coile 1988), c. AL, and e. LA.

ID notes: Locally abundant and forming "doughnut clumps", sometimes aggregated to form a coarse turf.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, K1, K3, K4, S, Tn, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Heliophily ?: 3

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Carex picta (male), Indian Rocks Park, Big Canoe, Dawson County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Carex picta, Staminate Flowers, Rottenwood Creek Gorge, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cobb County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Carex picta (female), Indian Rocks Park, Big Canoe, Dawson County, Georgia 2 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Carex picta, male flowers, Rottenwood Creek Gorge, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cobb County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Cressler: Carex picta, Pistillate Flowers, Rottenwood Creek Gorge, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Cobb County, Georgia 1 by Alan Cressler source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Paul Marcum source | Original Image ⭷

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