Carex bushii Mackenzie. Section: [26ii] Section 24 Porocystis. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Moist to wet (rarely dry) prairies, meadows, fields, and alluvial areas, usually in moderately to strongly base-rich soils. Dist: MA and s. NY west to MO and KS, south to NC, sw. NC (Bradley et al. [in prep.]), GA (Jones & Coile 1988), MS, and TX; disjunct in MI.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Synonymy: = Ar, C, ETx1, F, FNA23, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, Mackenzie (1931-1935); ? Carex caroliniana Schwein. var. cuspidata (Dewey) Shinners