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Carex digitalis Willdenow var. macropoda Fernald. Section: [26dd] Section 21 Careyanae. Long-spiked Slender Woodland Sedge. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Moist to dry forests. Dist: PA and IL south to FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: Naczi (1999b) reported a chromosome number of n = 24. Perhaps warranting species rank (C. Bryson, pers. comm., 2019).

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, F, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Va; = Carex macropoda (Fernald) Mohlenbr. – Il; < Carex digitalis Willd. – C, F, G, Mo1, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Tx, W, WH3, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 3

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