Carex pedunculata Muhlenberg ex Willdenow var. pedunculata . Section: [26ccc] Section 40 Clandestinae. Phen: Apr. Hab: Nutrient-rich dry to mesic forests, usually over calcareous or mafic rocks. Dist: Var. pedunculata ranges from NL (Newfoundland), SK, and ND, south to NJ, w. VA, sw. NC (Gaddy et al. 1984), nw. SC (Gaddy et al. 1984), nw. GA (Dade County) (Jones & Coile 1988), n. AL, c. IN, c. IL, and n. IA.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Other Comments: Var. erythrobasis (Léveillé & Vaniot) Koyama occurs in Korea. It may well prove that these two widely disjunct taxa should be recognized at the species level.
Synonymy: = FNA23, Va; = Carex pedunculata Muhl. ex Willd. ssp. pedunculata – NE, NY; = n/a – RAB; < Carex pedunculata Muhl. ex Willd. – C, F, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Pa, Tn, W, Mackenzie (1931-1935); < Carex pendunculata – GrPl, misspelling