Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Carex howei Mackenzie. Section: [26o] Section 11 Stellulatae. Howe's Sedge, Prickly Bog Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Bogs and seepages, often growing in Sphagnum. Dist: NS west to MI and nw. IN, south to c. peninsular FL and e. TX, predominantly (but by no means strictly) on the Coastal Plain.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = F, G, GW1, RAB, Va, W, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex atlantica ssp. capillacea – Ar, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, WH3; = Carex atlantica var. capillacea – C, ETx1; < Carex atlantica – Tx; > Carex howei – S; > Carex mohriana – S

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