Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Carex cephalophora Muhlenberg ex Willdenow. Section: [26d] Section 4.0 Phaestoglochin. Oval-leaved Sedge. Phen: (Late Mar-) May-Jul. Hab: Mesic to dry forests, especially oak-hickory forests. Dist: ME west to MN, south to Panhandle FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, ETx1, F, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, S, Tn, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex cephalophora var. cephalophora – C, G, GrPl; < Carex cephalophora – RAB, Tx, W, WH3

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