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Carex vesicaria Linnaeus. Section: [26qq] Section 30 Vesicariae. Inflated Sedge. Phen: May-Aug. Hab: Bogs, spring marshes, depression ponds, mafic fens. Dist: Circumboreal, ranging south in North America to DE, w. VA, nw. NC, KY, IN, MO, NM, and CA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Eastern North American plants are sometimes separated as a different species, C. monile, or variety, C. vesicaria var. monile (see synonymy).

Synonymy: = FNA23, G, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tat, Va; = n/a – RAB; > Carex monile Tuck.; ? Carex vesicaria L. – Mackenzie (1931-1935); > Carex vesicaria L. var. monile (Tuck.) Fernald – F, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, Mo1; > Carex vesicaria L. var. vesicaria – C, F, K1

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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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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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