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Carex stipata Muhlenberg ex Willdenow var. maxima Chapman. Section: [26a] Section 1b Vulpinae. Large Stalk-grain Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Marshes, ditches, sloughs, alluvial forests, cypress-gum forests. Dist: NJ south to c. peninsular FL, west to TX, north in the interior to s. MO, s. IN, w. TN, and w. KY, primarily on the Coastal Plain.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: The validity of this variety needs additional study.

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, K1, K3, K4, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Va; = Carex uberior (C.Mohr) Mack. – S, Mackenzie (1931-1935); < Carex stipata Muhl. ex Willd. – GW1, Il, Tx, W, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 5

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