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Carex trisperma Dewey. Section: [26m] Section 9 Glareosae. Three-seeded Sedge. Phen: Jun-Jul. Hab: Bogs, seeps, and swamps at high elevations (in NC and VA), usually growing in living Sphagnum, in shaded situations under shrubs or trees in montane wetlands, northward in bogs at low elevations. Dist: NL (Labrador) west to SK, south to NJ, MD, OH, n. IN, IL, and MN; and in the mountains to w. NC and WV.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: See Kirschbaum (2007) for additional information about C. trisperma and C. billingsii.

Synonymy: = Il, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Tat, Kirschbaum (2007), Maguilla et al (2015); = Carex trisperma Dewey var. trisperma – C, F, FNA23, G, K1, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935); < Carex trisperma Dewey – Pa, RAB, W

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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 ?: 3

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