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Carex echinata Murray ssp. echinata . Section: [26o] Section 11 Stellulatae. Star Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Bogs, seeps, fens. Dist: Ssp. echinata is circumboreal, ranging in North America from NL (Newfoundland) west to SK, south to DE, PA, IN, IA, and ND, and in the mountains to w. NC, nw. SC {Bradley et al. [in prep.]), and e. TN; also in w. North America from AK (Aleutians) and BC south to CO, UT, and s. CA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Ssp. phyllomanica (F. Boott) Reznicek occurs along the western coast of North America from s. AK south to n. CA.

Synonymy: = FNA23, K1, K3, K4, NY, Va; = Carex angustior Mack. – S, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex echinata Murray var. echinata – C, NE, Pa; > Carex angustior Mack. – F; > Carex cephalantha (L.H.Bailey) E.P.Bicknell – F; < Carex echinata Murray – Il, Tn; > Carex echinata Murray var. angustata (J.Carey) L.H.Bailey – Mi; > Carex echinata Murray var. echinata – Mi; < Carex muricata L. – W; > Carex muricata L. var. angustata Mack. – G, RAB, misapplied; > Carex muricata L. var. cephalantha (L.H.Bailey) Wiegand & Eames – G

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