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Carex pigra Naczi. Section: [26ee] Section 22 Griseae. Lazy Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Moist forests, bottomlands. Dist: Se. VA west to se. and sc. TN, south to n. FL, s. AL, and ne. MS.

ID notes: Similar to Carex flaccosperma but differing in the slightly smaller perigynia, achenes more nearly filling the perigynium, and the bent achene beak.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: See Naczi (1997) for additional information.

Synonymy: = FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Va; = Carex flaccosperma Dewey var. pigra (Naczi) D.B.Ward – Ward (2012a); < Carex flaccosperma Dewey – C, G, GW1, RAB, WH3; < Carex flaccosperma Dewey var. glaucodea (Tuck. ex Olney) Kük. – F; < Carex glaucodea Tuck. ex Olney – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW

Heliophily ?: 3

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