Carex pallescens Linnaeus. Section: [26ii] Section 24 Porocystis. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Grassy balds at high elevations, other grassy openings. Dist: Circumboreal (in ne. North America and n. Eurasia); in North America ranging from NL (Newfoundland), QC, and MN, south to w. NC, e. TN, and MI. C. pallescens is reported to occur on Big Bald, Unicoi County, TN, immediately adjacent to the NC line (Churchill et al. 1992).
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = C, FNA23, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, W, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = n/a – RAB; > Carex pallescens L. var. neogaea Fernald – F