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Carex arctata W. Boott. Section: [26ff] Section 23c Hymenochlaenae. Black Sedge, Drooping Woodland Sedge. Hab: Northern hardwood and spruce forests, bog edges, moist forests northwards in our region. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to MN, south to PA, w. VA, nw. NC (Long Hope Valley, Ashe County; Grandfather Mountain), and OH. First reported for VA (Highland County) by Fleming & Ludwig (1996).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = n/a – RAB

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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