Carex bromoides Willdenow ssp. montana Naczi. Section: [26n] Section 10 Deweyanae. Phen: Jun-Jul. Hab: Mountain bogs in the Blue Ridge, seepages in the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Dist: Endemic to the Southern Blue Ridge of sw. VA, ne. TN, w. NC, and nw. SC.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: This taxon needs further study in order to assess whether specific status is warranted, as seems likely. Naczi (1999b) provided additional evidence for its recognition, in the form of different chromosome numbers (n=30-31 for ssp. montana and n= 32-34 for ssp. bromoides).
Synonymy: = FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Va; < Carex bromoides Willd. – C, F, G, GW1, RAB, S, W, Mackenzie (1931-1935)