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Carex eburnea F. Boott. Section: [26ggg] Section 43 Albae. Ebony Sedge, Bristleleaf Sedge. Phen: Apr-Aug. Hab: Calcareous cliffs, bluffs, and outcrops, westwards also in calcareous woodlands. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to AK, south to w. VA, w. NC, nw. SC, c. AL, n. AR, NE, s. AB, and s. BC; early reports of this species from TX are referable to C. mckittrickensis P.W. Ball.

ID notes: Locally abundant on limestone bluffs, easily recognized vegetatively by its wiry stems and leaves (ca. 0.5 mm wide).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA23, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 7

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