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Carex brevior (Dewey) Mackenzie ex Lunell. Section: [26q] Section 12 Ovales. Shortbeak Sedge. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Prairies, dry forests, and woodland margins. Dist: ME west to BC, south to n. GA, c. TN, MS, TX, TAM, AZ, and MIC.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, F, FNA23, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, Tat, Tn, W; < Carex brevior (Dewey) Mack. ex Lunell – C, Mex; < Carex festucacea Schkuhr ex Willd. – GW1, RAB; < Carex festucacea Schkuhr ex Willd. var. brevior (Dewey) Fernald; < Carex reniformis (L.H.Bailey) Small – Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: OBL (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACW (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (taxonomic lump from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 8

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