Carex glaucodea Tuckerman ex Olney

Locations ofCarex glaucodea Tuckerman ex Olney in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Carex glaucodea Tuckerman ex Olney
Common Name
Blue Sedge
Carex flaccosperma Dew. var. glaucodea (Tuck.) Kukenth.
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Carex glaucodea Tuckerman ex Olney
The current distribution map is incomplete at this time, although based on specimens at VPI and several other herbaria. This species has been lumped with Carex flaccosperma and C. pigra in most previous Virginia studies, and extensive herbarium work is needed to map the three taxa accurately and completely. See also Comments under Carex flaccosperma and C. pigra.
Dry-mesic to dry upland forests and woodlands, Piedmont hardpan forests, upland depression swamps, meadows, fields, and clearings; rarely in small-stream floodplain forests; often in clayey soils and habitats that are periodically wet but mostly dry. This species has not been segregated from Carex flaccosperma and C. pigra in most Virginia studies, and its distribution and status are incompletely known. Field experience and herbarium specimens suggest that it is frequent throughout the Piedmont and more local in the mountains (at low elevations) and the Coastal Plain.
Native Status

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