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Carex allegheniensis Mackenzie. Section: [26ff] Section 23c Hymenochlaenae. Allegheny Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Swamps, bogs, streamhead pocosins, other moist to wet habitats, boggy pools in floodplains. Dist: Primarily from PA south to n. GA, mostly in the Appalachian Mountains; scattered reports more broadly need additional evaluation.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = S, Tn, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex debilis Michx. var. pubera A.Gray – C, G, RAB; = n/a – Il; < Carex debilis Michx. – GW1, Tat, W; > Carex debilis Michx. var. intercursa Fernald – F, K1; > Carex debilis Michx. var. pubera A.Gray – F, K1; < Carex debilis Michx. var. rudgei L.H.Bailey – FNA23, K4, Mi, NY, Pa

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily ?: 5

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