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Carex conoidea Schkuhr ex Willdenow. Section: [26ee] Section 22 Griseae. Ancient Prairie Sedge. Phen: May-Jun. Hab: Calcareous and mafic fens and seepages; saturated meadows and fields over limestone, dolomite, or mafic rocks; depressions in upland prairies. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to MN, south to nw. NC (Ashe Co. and Alleghany Co.), nw. AR, and MO. First found in NC by a party led by Asa Gray in 1841 "on the moist, grassy brow of a precipice of the Bluff"; located at a second site in NC by D.B. Poindexter.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, FNA23, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S, Tat, Va, Mackenzie (1931-1935); > Carex conoidea Schkuhr ex Willd. – F, G; > Carex katahdinensis Fernald – F, G

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily ?: 9

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