Distribution: This species ranges
from central Canada to Minn then south to NM and TX. Flora of
the Great Plains (1986) attribute both var. gravida and var. lunelliana
to NM. Both vars. have wide distributions.
Plants Seen or Cited: UNM has only one immature
collection of this species from the Dry Cimarron in Mora County
- Castetter 3367.
Discussion: This is a peripheral species in NM and should not
be on the rare plant list.
Important Information Sources:
Cronquist et al. 1977. Intermountain Flora, Vol. 6
- Monocots. Columbia Univ. Press.
Fritts, Miriam (Pers. Comm. 1998). Carex expert on Colorado and Arizona species.
Lives in Tucson (520) 887-7291.
Great Plains Flora Association. 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
Univ. Press of Kansas, Lawrence.
Hermann, F.J. 1970. Carices of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado
Basin. USFS Ag. Handbook No. 374.
Information Compiled By: Robert Sivinski, 1998