Carex atlantica subsp. capillacea

(L. H. Bailey) Reznicek
Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 14: 191. 1980.
Common names: Carex atlantique
IllustratedEndemic
Basionym: Carex interior var. capillacea L. H. Bailey Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 20: 426. 1893
Synonyms: Carex howei Mackenzie Carex mohriana Mackenzie
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 23. Treatment on page 330. Mentioned on page 328, 329.

Culms usually 10–60 cm. Leaves 0.4–1.55 mm wide, widest (0.65–)0.8–1.6 mm wide. Inflorescences usually 0.8–2 cm; spikes 2–5. Perigynia 1.9–3 × 1.3–2 mm, (1.15–)1.3–1.7(–1.9) times as long as wide; beak 0.45–0.95 mm.


Phenology: Fruiting late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Bogs, acidic coniferous swamps, wet, acidic soils
Elevation: 0–300 m

Distribution

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

Discussion

The two Carex atlantica subspecies are quite distinct over most of their ranges, but in the south, especially in the Gulf States, intermediates and specimens showing some characteristics of one subspecies and some of the other are occasional.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

A. A. Reznicek +
(L. H. Bailey) Reznicek +
Carex interior var. capillacea +
Carex atlantique +
N.S. +, Ont. +, Que. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Conn. +, Del. +, D.C. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Vt. +  and Va. +
0–300 m +
Bogs, acidic coniferous swamps, wet, acidic soils +
Fruiting late spring–early summer. +
Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Carex howei +  and Carex mohriana +
Carex atlantica subsp. capillacea +
Carex atlantica +
subspecies +