Carex albicans var. albicans

IllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Carex artitecta Mackenzie Carex emmonsii var. muhlenbergii Carex varia Muhlenberg
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 541.

Rhizomes ascending to erect, 0–5(–30) mm. Staminate spikes 8.4–11.1 × 1–1.8 mm; staminate scales from median portion of spike 2.9–3.7 × 1–1.4 mm, with weak or strong midrib usually not reaching apex of scale, usually without teeth on midrib. Perigynia 2.5–3.3 × 0.9–1.1 mm; beak with apical teeth 0.2–0.3 mm. 2n = 36.


Phenology: Fruiting mid Apr–early Jun.
Habitat: Mostly acidic, dry soils of sandstone and granite, also calcareous regions, wooded slopes, sandstone ridges, woodland clearings, in partial shade of deciduous forests, under cedars
Elevation: 50–800 m

Distribution

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N.S., Ont., Que., Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

William J. Crins +  and Jeff H. Rettig +
Willdenow ex Sprengel +
N.S. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, Nebr. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Vt. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
50–800 m +
Mostly acidic, dry soils of sandstone and granite, also calcareous regions, wooded slopes, sandstone ridges, woodland clearings, in partial shade of deciduous forests, under cedars +
Fruiting mid Apr–early Jun. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Carex artitecta +, Carex emmonsii var. muhlenbergii +  and Carex varia +
Carex albicans var. albicans +
Carex albicans +
variety +