Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Carex emmonsii Dewey ex Torrey. Section: [26bbb] Section 39 Acrocystis. Emmons’s Sedge. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Longleaf pine sandhills, maritime forests, moist pine flatwoods, mesic upland forests, sandy woodlands. Dist: NS west to ON and WI, south to SC, GA, AL, MS, and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = F, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W; = Carex albicans – Mackenzie (1931-1935), misapplied; = Carex albicans var. emmonsii – C, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, Rettig (1989a); = Carex nigro-marginata var. minor – G; < Carex varia – S

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