Carex grisea Wahlenb.

Locations ofCarex grisea Wahlenb. in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Carex grisea Wahlenb.
Common Name
Inflated Narrow-leaved Sedge
C. amphibola Steud. var. turgida Fernald
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Carex grisea Wahlenb.
Map very incomplete at this time, due to the frequent past lumping of Carex amphibola, C. corrugata, C. grisea, and C. planispicata. See also the map of these four species combined (Carex amphibola complex). Distribution contributed by R.F.C. Naczi, 2005 plus additional specimens from various herbaria.
Well-drained floodplain forests, hummocks of alluvial swamps, mesic to dry-mesic upland forests, old fields, meadows, and clearings; usually in base-rich soils. This species has generally been lumped with Carex amphibola and C. corrugata in Virginia studies, and its distribution is incompletely mapped. Based on field and herbarium experience, it appears to be frequent in the lower mountains and Piedmont, at least in the northern two-thirds of the state; infrequent to rare in the inner Coastal Plain.
Native Status

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