Carex aureolensis Steudel

Locations ofCarex aureolensis Steudel in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Carex aureolensis Steudel
Common Name
Southern Frank's Sedge
Carex frankii Kunth, in part, of older references
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Carex aureolensis Steudel
Map is skeletal because the taxon has generally not been distinguished from Carex frankii in past Virginia studies. FNA treats this as a species separate from C. frankii but the name has not been used in recent years and its distribution in Virginia remains unclear until specimens can be examined. It can be recognized by its rhizomatous habit and more slender pistillate spikes.
Mapped for Virginia by Ford and Reznicek (2002) but habitats are not known. Field and herbarium work is needed to clarify its distribution in the state.
Native Status

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