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Last updated 5/25/2010 by Peter F. Zika.
Carex aquatilis Wahlenb. var. dives (T. Holm) Kük.[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
Sitka sedge

Publication: Pflanzenr. 28[IV,20]: 311. 1909.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Some authorities continue to treat C. sitchensis as a separate species e.g. A. Ceska in Illustrated Flora of British Columbia, 2001.

FNA23: "Carex aquatilis var. dives is the most robust variety of C. aquatilis and the only member to have pendent spikes, ellipsoid perigynia, and epistomic leaves. Carex aquatilis var. dives intergrades with var. aquatilis and does not appear to be distinct at the specific level. It may hybridize with C. lyngbyei."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Carex dives T. Holm
Carex howellii L.H. Bailey
Carex panda C.B. Clarke
Carex sitchensis Prescott ex Bong.[HC, VPBC4]