Carex vesicaria Linnaeus. Section: [26qq] Section 30 Vesicariae. Phen: May-Aug. Hab: Bogs, spring marshes, depression ponds, mafic fens. Dist: Circumboreal, ranging south in North America to DE, w. VA, nw. NC, KY, IN, MO, NM, and CA.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Eastern North American plants are sometimes separated as a different species, C. monile, or variety, C. vesicaria var. monile (see synonymy).
Synonymy: = FNA23, G, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Va; = n/a – RAB; > Carex monile Tuck.; ? Carex vesicaria L. – Mackenzie (1931-1935); > Carex vesicaria L. var. monile (Tuck.) Fernald – F, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K3, Mo1; > Carex vesicaria L. var. vesicaria – C, F, K1