Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Carex retroflexa Muhlenberg ex Willdenow. Section: [26d] Section 4.0 Phaestoglochin. Reflexed Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Dry to mesic forests, especially over base-rich substrates. Dist: ME, MI and IA, south to n. peninsular FL and TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, ETx1, F, FNA23, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, S, Tn, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex retroflexa var. retroflexa – C, G; < Carex retroflexa – RAB, Tx, W, WH3, (also see C. texensis)

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