Carex oxylepis Torrey & Hooker. Section: [26ff] Section 23b Hymenochlaenae. Phen: Mar-Jun. Hab: Bottomlands, calcareous forests. Dist: VA, KY, IL, MO, and OK south to c. peninsular FL and TX.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Taxonomy Comments: A distinction is sometimes made between var. oxylepis (with glabrous perigynia) and var. pubescens (with pubescent perigynia). Var. oxylepis is widespread in the Southeast; var. pubescens is more restricted, from KY and s. IL south to AL and MS.
Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA23, G, GW1, K4, Mo1, NcTx, RAB, S, Tx, Va, W, WH3, Mackenzie (1931-1935); > Carex oxylepis Torr. & Hook. var. oxylepis – Il, K1, K3, Tn; > Carex oxylepis Torr. & Hook. var. pubescens J.K.Underw. – Il, K1, K3, Tn