Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Carex austrina Mackenzie. Section: [26d] Section 4.0 Phaestoglochin. Southern Sedge. Phen: May. Hab: Dry calcareous prairies, meadows, and forests, also roadsides, apparently introduced eastwards with hay and/or seed mixes used for erosion control. Dist: Native from IA and NE south to LA and TX; more eastern occurrences are at least in part introduced.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, ETx1, F, FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NcTx, Tn, Mackenzie (1931-1935); = Carex muhlenbergii var. australis – C, G, GrPl; < Carex muhlenbergii – S, Tx

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