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Carex livida (Wahlenberg) Willdenow. Section: [26aa] Section 18 Paniceae. Phen: Jun-Jul. Hab: Bogs and fens. Dist: Circumboreal, south in North America to s. NJ, NY, MI, IN, MN, CO, and CA; also disjunct in Panama and South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Material in NJ is described as being atypical and needing additional research (Rothrock & Reznicek in FNA 2002b).

Synonymy: = C, FNA23, Mi, NE, NY; > Carex livida (Wahlenb.) Willd. var. radicaulis Paine – K1, K3, K4

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily: 8

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image of plant© Paul Marcum | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Scott Ward; Carex livida (left); Carex tetanica (right) | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Erik Danielson source | Original Image ⭷
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