Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Carex oligocarpa Schkuhr ex Willdenow. Section: [26ee] Section 22 Griseae. Eastern Few-fruited Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Rich forests, over calcareous or mafic rocks. Dist: MA west to MN, south to FL and TX. C. oligocarpa sensu stricto is in SC (P. McMillan, pers. comm., specimen at CLEMS).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, F, FNA23, G, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Tx, Va, W; = Carex oligocarpa var. oligocarpa – Ward (2012a); < Carex oligocarpa – RAB, S, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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