Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Carex leptalea Wahlenberg var. leptalea . Section: [26mmm] Section 46 Leptocephalae. Bristly-stalk Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Bogs, seeps, usually in saturated conditions with Sphagnum spp. Dist: NL (Labrador) west to AK, south to NC, TN, MO, SD, NM, and CA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = F, G, Va; = Carex leptalea ssp. leptalea – FNA23, K1, K3, K4, NE; < Carex leptalea – Ar, C, GrPl, GW1, Mi, Mo1, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, W, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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image of plant© Ward, Scott
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