Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Carex gracilescens Steudel. Section: [26bb] Section 19 Laxiflorae. Slender Loose-flowered Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Moist, nutrient-rich forests, calcareous hammocks. Dist: VT and s. QC west to WI, south to SC, AL, LA, and e. TX; disjunct in sw. GA and Panhandle FL.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, F, FNA23, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex laxiflora var. gracillima – G; < Carex gracilescens – C, (also see C. ormostachya)

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