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Carex barrattii Schweinitz & Torrey. Section: [26u] Section 15 Limosae. Barratt's Sedge. Phen: Apr-May (-Jun). Hab: Peaty bogs and marshes, especially in depression ponds, depression swamps, and sinkhole ponds, but also in seepage, such as Piedmont boggy streamheads. Dist: CT south to NC (at least formerly), on the Coastal Plain, and disjunct inland in places with many Coastal Plain affinities, as in w. VA (Augusta County), sw. NC (Henderson County, where now apparently extirpated), nw. SC, sc. TN (Coffee and Warren counties), n. GA, and n. AL. Reported for SC by Hill & Horn (1997) and Horn (1999). See Ungberg (2022) for discussion of its occurrence in NC.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: This species flowers and fruits rarely.

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Tn, Va, W, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily ?: 6

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