Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Carex canescens Linnaeus. Section: [26m] Section 9 Glareosae. Silvery Sedge. Hab: Acidic bogs, other wetlands. Dist: Greenland and AK south to MD, WV, IL, NM, and CA; South America, Eurasia; Australia.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Carex canescens ssp. canescens – FNA23, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY; = Carex canescens var. canescens – F, G, Pa; < Carex canescens – C, Mackenzie (1931-1935)

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