Carex species 7 . Section: [26bbb] Section 39 Acrocystis. Hab: Moderate to high elevation oak, acid coves, and other hardwood forests. Dist: Southern Appalachians and nearby, lower elevation provinces, the distribution still poorly known, probably VA and KY south to SC, GA, and AL.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: < Carex pensylvanica Lam. – FNA23, K1, K3, S, Tn, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935); < Carex pensylvanica Lam. var. pensylvanica – C, F, G, RAB