Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition

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CYPERACEAE

Carex leptalea Wahlenberg var. harperi (Fernald) Weatherby & Griscom. Section: [26mmm] Section 46 Leptocephalae. Harper’s Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Bogs, seeps, blackwater bottomlands, usually in saturated conditions with Sphagnum spp. Dist: NJ south to c. peninsular FL, west to TX, inland in the interior to IN and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = F, G, Va; = Carex leptalea ssp. harperi – ETx1, FNA23, K1, K3, K4; < Carex leptalea – Ar, C, GrPl, GW1, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, W, WH3, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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image of plant© Keith Bradley
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