Carex tenera var. echinodes
Rhodora 26: 2. 1924.
Leaf-sheaths smooth. Perigynium beak squarrose-spreading, 3.9–4.6 mm, exceeding pistillate scales 0.7–1.6 mm.
Phenology: Fruiting late spring–early summer.
Habitat: Rich, moist woods
Elevation: 100–300 m
Man., Ont., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Mich., Minn., Mo., Nebr., N.Dak., Ohio, S.Dak., Wis.
In contrast to the widespread typical variety, Carex tenera var. echinodes occurs in moister habitats and has a more southernly center of distribution.
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