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Carex glaucodea Tuckerman ex Olney. Section: [26ee] Section 22 Griseae. Blue Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Prairies, upland woodlands, especially in hardpan situations with alternating wet and dry conditions. Dist: MA and ON west to s. IN and MO, south to NC, sc. TN, and AR. {distribution and abundance needing additional herbarium investigation}

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, ETx1, FNA23, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, Tat, Tn, Va; < Carex flaccosperma Dewey – C, GW1, RAB, Tx; < Carex flaccosperma Dewey var. glaucodea (Tuck. ex Olney) Kük. – F; < Carex glaucodea Tuck. ex Olney – G, S, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily: 6

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