Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Carex ruthii Mackenzie. Section: [26o] Section 11 Stellulatae. Ruth's Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Seepage areas, in forest or open areas. Dist: A Southern Appalachian endemic: sw. VA south through w. NC and e. TN to nw. SC and n. GA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = C, F, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, S, Tn, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex muricata var. ruthii – G, RAB; < Carex muricata – W

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