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Carex festucacea Schkuhr ex Willdenow. Section: [26q] Section 12 Ovales. Fescue Sedge. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Bottomland forests, depression ponds and swamps, wet meadows. Dist: VT west to MN, south to GA, Panhandle FL, AL, MS, LA, and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA23, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, Tat, Tn, Va, WH3; < Carex festucacea Schkuhr ex Willd. – G, GW1, RAB, W, (also see C. straminea)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 5

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