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Carex annectens (E.P. Bicknell) E.P. Bicknell. Section: [26c] Section 3 Multiflorae. Yellow-fruited Sedge. Phen: Jul-Aug. Hab: Marshes, bottomland forests, drier forests and woodlands. Dist: S. ME west to MN, south to FL and TX.

ID notes:C. annectens can be distinguished from C vulpinoidea by its shorter leaf blades (flowering stems longer), shorter inflorescences (4-7 cm long), and golden brown perigynia (when mature). Carex vulpinoidea has leaves longer than flowering stems, longer inflorescences (6-10 cm long), and green to pale brown perigynia.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: See Cusick (1996).

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Tn, Va, W; = Carex vulpinoidea Michx. var. ambigua – C; > Carex annectens (E.P.Bicknell) E.P.Bicknell – Il, Mackenzie (1931-1935); > Carex annectens (E.P.Bicknell) E.P.Bicknell var. annectens – F, G, GrPl, Mo1; > Carex annectens (E.P.Bicknell) E.P.Bicknell var. xanthocarpa (Kük.) Wiegand – F, G, GrPl, Mo1; > Carex brachyglossa Mack. – Il, Mackenzie (1931-1935); < Carex vulpinoidea Michx. – GW1, Tx, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 7

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