Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Carex striatula Michaux. Section: [26bb] Section 19 Laxiflorae. Lined Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Bottomland and other nutrient-rich forests. Dist: CT, se. NY, PA, s. OH, and w. KY south to n. FL, Panhandle FL, and s. MS. Former attribution of a wider distribution to the west (west of the Mississippi River) represents Carex ignota.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Dorey (2019); < Carex laxiflora – S, misapplied; < Carex laxiflora var. angustifolia – G; < Carex striatula – Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie
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