Carex crinita Lam. var. brevicrinis Fernald

Locations ofCarex crinita Lam. var. brevicrinis Fernald in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Carex crinita Lam. var. brevicrinis Fernald
Common Name
Short-fringed Sedge
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Carex crinita Lam. var. brevicrinis Fernald
Incompletely mapped at present, as many Virginia herbarium specimens have not been determined to variety. Carex crinita var. brevicrinis is southeastern in its overall distribution while var. crinita is northeastern. However, the two vars. are sympatric in Virginia.
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 not often 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 most frequent in the southern and central parts of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, with more scattered occurrences in n. Virginia and the Ridge and Valley region of the mountains.
Native Status

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