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Carex aurea Nuttall. Section: [26z] Section 17b Bicolores. Golden-fruited Sedge. Phen: Late May-Jul. Hab: Wet calcareous sites, prairies, swamps, shores, and disturbed areas. Dist: NL west to AK, south to NY, nw. PA, s. OH, s. IN, s. IL, MN, KS, TX, NM, AZ, and CA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Circumscribed to exclude Carex garberi Fernald.

Synonymy: = F, FNA23, GrPl, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa; < Carex aurea Nutt. – C, G, Il, Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: OBL
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 8

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