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Carex oblita Steudel. Section: [26ff] Section 23c Hymenochlaenae. Southern Dark Green Sedge. Hab: Bogs, seeps, sphagnous swamps. and other wet habitats. Dist: NY (Long Island) and NJ south to sc. GA, west to w. LA, mostly on the Coastal Plain, but extending much less commonly inland to the Piedmont and Mountains.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = S, Tat, Tn, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex venusta Dewey var. minor Boeckeler – C, F, G, K1; < Carex venusta Dewey – FNA23, GW1, K3, K4, NY, RAB, W, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 6

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷

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