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Carex polymorpha Muhlenberg. Section: [26aa] Section 18 Paniceae. Variable Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Dry, acidic ridgetop forests. Dist: ME south to MD, VA, and WV.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Standley, Dudley, & Bruederle (1991) studied genetic variability in this species.

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, Tat, Va, W, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily ?: 5

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