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Carex alata Torrey. Section: [26q] Section 12 Ovales. Broad-winged Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Bottomland forests, beaver ponds, oligohaline tidal marshes, other freshwater marshes, depression ponds. Dist: NH, MI, and MO south to c. peninsular FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA23, G, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3; < Carex alata Torr. – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 7

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