Carex albicans Willd. ex Sprengel var. australis (Bailey) Rettig

Locations ofCarex albicans Willd. ex Sprengel var. australis (Bailey) Rettig in Virginia

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Family
Cyperaceae
Botanical Name
Carex albicans Willd. ex Sprengel var. australis (Bailey) Rettig
Common Name
Southern White-tinged Sedge
Synonym(s)
Carex physorhyncha Liebm. ex Steud.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Carex physorhyncha Liebmann ex Steudel
Comments
Only a very incomplete map is available at this time, pending extensive herbarium study of the C. albicans complex. However, this taxon appears to be characteristic of the Virginia Piedmont and inner Coastal Plain, especially in the central and southern parts of the state.
Habitat
Mesic to dry, often rocky or sandy forests, hardpan woodlands, and clearings. Due to confusion between and the lumping of vars. of C. albicans in Virginia studies, the distribution of var. australis has not been rigorously mapped. Field and herbarium experience indicates that this var. is common throughout much of the Piedmont and inner Coastal Plain, with more isolated populations in the outer Coastal Plain and far sw. Virginia. However, critical examination of herbarium specimens is needed to fully determine the range.
Native Status
Native

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