Carex oxylepis Torrey & Hooker

Locations ofCarex oxylepis Torrey & Hooker in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Carex oxylepis Torrey & Hooker
Common Name
Sharp-scale Sedge
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Carex oxylepis Torrey & Hooker
Well-drained floodplain forests, hummocks of alluvial swamps, and mesic to dry upland forests; most frequent in nutrient-rich alluvium and upland habitats underlain by mafic or calcareous rocks, shell deposits, or lime sands. Infrequent, Coastal Plain and outer Piedmont, but fairly common in some discrete localities; the Augusta Co. record is from a low-lying, abandoned field along the south River. It is being restored as a "prairie" so the possibility of plants being introduced by machinery or in a seed mix cannot be ruled out.
Native Status

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