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Carex cristatella Britton. Section: [26q] Section 12 Ovales. Crested Sedge. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Grassy balds, fens, wet meadows, river shores, especially in calcareous or nutrient-rich alluvial soils. Dist: VT west to SK, south to w. NC, KY, MO, and KS. See Fox, Godfrey, & Blomquist (1952) for the first report from NC.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Va, W

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 8

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