Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Carex pensylvanica Lamarck. Section: [26bbb] Section 39 Acrocystis. Pennsylvania Sedge. Phen: Apr-Jun. Hab: Dry to moist woodlands and forests, grassy balds, shale barrens, rock outcrops. Dist: ME west to s, MB and ND, south to VA, KY, and AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: < Carex pennsylvanica – S, Mackenzie (1931-1935), orthographic variant; < Carex pensylvanica – Ar, FNA23, GrPl, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, W, Poindexter & Naczi (2014); < Carex pensylvanica var. pensylvanica – C, F, G, RAB

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