Carex molesta Mackenzie ex Bright. Section: [26q] Section 12 Ovales. Phen: Apr-Jul. Hab: Dry to moist calcareous soils in calcareous glades and open woodlands. Dist: NH west to ND, south to VA, AL, MS, and OK.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = Ar, F, FNA23, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va; < Carex brevior (Dewey) Mack. ex Lunell – C