Carex picta Steudel. Section: [26ddd] Section 41 Pictae. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Dry to dry-mesic oak-hickory forests. Dist: S. IN south through KY and c. TN to nc. GA (Jones & Coile 1988), c. AL, and e. LA.
ID notes: Locally abundant and forming "doughnut clumps", sometimes aggregated to form a coarse turf.
Origin/Endemic status: Endemic
Synonymy: = C, F, FNA23, G, K1, K3, K4, S, Tn, Mackenzie (1931-1935)