Carex utriculata F. Boott. Section: [26qq] Section 30 Vesicariae. Phen: Jun-Aug. Hab: Wet meadows, calcareous seeps, spring marshes. Dist: Boreal American, ranging south to DE, w. VA, nw. and sw. NC, ne. TN (Johnson County, where perhaps extirpated), IN, NE, NM, and CA. Recently verified for NC.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = C, FNA23, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va; = Carex rostrata Stokes var. utriculata (Boott) L.H.Bailey – F, G; = Carex schweinitzii Dewey ex Schwein. – RAB, by misidentification; < Carex rostrata Stokes – Mackenzie (1931-1935), misapplied as to our material