Carex eburnea F. Boott. Section: [26ggg] Section 43 Albae. 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)