Carex gracilescens Steudel. Section: [26bb] Section 19 Laxiflorae. Phen: Apr-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
Taxonomy Comments: Naczi (1999b) reported a chromosome number of n = 17, 19, 20.
Synonymy: = Ar, F, FNA23, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex laxiflora Lam. var. gracillima Boott – G; < Carex gracilescens Steud. – C, (also see C. ormostachya)