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Last updated 5/25/2010 by Peter F. Zika.
Carex media R. Br. ex Richardson[FNA23, HC2, SPNW]
Montana sedge, Scandinavian sedge

Publication: Narr. Journey Polar Sea. 750. 1823.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA23: "Carex media is circumboreal with extensions southward to the mountains of Montana, Oregon, and Washington, the driftless area of Iowa and Wisconsin, and the maritime provinces of eastern Canada. It occurs together with C. norvegica only in Quebec and Newfoundland (Labrador), where intermediates are known. All references to C. norvegica west of Hudson Bay are to this species."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Carex alpina Lilj. var. inferalpina Wahlenb.
Carex angarae Steud.
Carex norvegica Retz., misapplied[FNA23, HC, HC2]
Carex norvegica Retz. ssp. inferalpina (Wahlenb.) Hultén[KZ99]
Carex norvegica Retz. var. inferalpina (Wahlenb.) B. Boivin
Carex vahlii Schkuhr var. inferalpina (Wahlenb.) Fernald