Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Carex trisperma Dewey. Section: [26m] Section 9 Glareosae. Three-seeded Sedge. Phen: Jun. Hab: Bogs, seeps, and swamps at high elevations (in NC and VA), usually growing in living Sphagnum, in shaded situations under shrubs or trees in montane wetlands, northward in bogs at low elevations. Dist: NL (Labrador) west to SK, south to NJ, MD, OH, n. IN, IL, and MN; and in the mountains to w. NC and WV.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Kirschbaum (2007), Maguilla et al (2015); = Carex trisperma var. trisperma – C, F, FNA23, G, K1, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935); < Carex trisperma – Pa, RAB, W

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