Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Carex manhartii Bryson. Section: [26bb] Section 19 Laxiflorae. Blue Ridge Purple Sedge, Manhart's Sedge. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Cove forests and montane oak-hickory forests, mostly at medium to fairly high elevations, especially over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite) and calcareous rocks (such as marble), but occurring on more acidic substrates as well. Dist: Endemic to w. NC, sw. VA, nw. SC, ne. GA, and se. TN, in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Tn, Va, W; < Carex purpurifera – RAB, S, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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