Carex ruthii Mackenzie. Section: [26o] Section 11 Stellulatae. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Seepage areas, in forest or open areas. Dist: A Southern Appalachian endemic: sw. VA south through w. NC and e. TN to nw. SC and n. GA.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, S, Tn, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex muricata L. var. ruthii (Mack.) Gleason – G, RAB; < Carex muricata L. – W; >< Carex muricata L. var. angustata Mack., misapplied