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 sole mountain record (Augusta Co.) 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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