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Carex bromoides Willdenow ssp. bromoides . Section: [26n] Section 10 Deweyanae. Common Brome Sedge. Phen: Feb-Jul. Hab: Swamp forests, bogs, seeps, hydric hammocks, other wetlands, often associated with base-rich soils. Dist: Ssp. bromoides ranges from NB west to e. MN, south to c. peninsular FL and e. TX; allegedly disjunct in s. Mexico, but not in Villaseñor (2016).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Naczi (1999b) reports a chromosome number of n = 32-34.

Synonymy: = Ar, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NE, NY, Tn, Va; = Carex bromoides Willd. var. bromoides – Pa; < Carex bromoides Willd. – C, ETx1, F, G, GW1, Il, Mi, RAB, S, Tat, W, WH3, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 4

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