Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Carex gravida L.H. Bailey. Section: [26d] Section 4.0 Phaestoglochin. Pregnant Sedge, Heavy Sedge. Phen: (Late Apr) May-Jun. Hab: Damp or mesic calcareous prairies, fields, pastures, roadsides. Dist: ON west to SK, south to TN, MS, AR, TX, and NM, rarely introduced eastward.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, ETx1, FNA23, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, Va; > Carex gravida – Mackenzie (1931-1935); > Carex gravida var. gravida – C, F, G, GrPl, K1, Tn; > Carex gravida var. lunelliana – C, F, G, GrPl, K1, RAB, Tn; > Carex lunelliana – Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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