Carex crinita Lam. var. brevicrinis Fernald

Locations ofCarex crinita Lam. var. brevicrinis Fernald in Virginia

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Family
Cyperaceae
Botanical Name
Carex crinita Lam. var. brevicrinis Fernald
Common Name
Short-fringed Sedge
Synonym(s)
Carex crinita s.l.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Carex crinita Lam. var. brevicrinis Fernald
Comments
Certainly more widespread than the current map indicates; most specimens of C. crinita have not been critically examined to determine varietal status.
Habitat
The species occurs in floodplain forests, alluvial swamps, seepage swamps, bogs, wet flatwoods, maritime swamps, tidal swamps, tidal freshwater marshes, depression swamps and ponds, impoundments, wet clearings, and beaver wetlands. Varieties of Carex crinita have generally not been recognized in Virginia studies, and differences in their habitat and distribution are incompletely known. Based on field and herbarium experience, var. brevicrinis appears to be frequent in the Coastal Plain and Piedmont and rare or absent in the mountains.
Native Status
Native

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