Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Carex flexuosa Muhlenberg ex Willdenow. Section: [26ff] Section 23c Hymenochlaenae. Flexuous White-edge Sedge, Rudge’s White-edge Sedge. Phen: May-Jul. Hab: Dry to moist upland forests, openings, grassy balds, granitic domes, rock outcrops. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to MN, south to VA and MO, and in the Appalachian Mountains to w. NC and e. TN.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = S, Tn, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex debilis var. rudgei – C, F, G, K1, K3, NE, RAB; < Carex debilis – GW1, W; < Carex debilis var. rudgei – FNA23, NY, Pa

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