Distribution: Circumboreal, the var. curatorum is endemic to hanging gardens
in the San Juan and Colorado River canyons in Utah.
Plants Seen or Cited: The Natural Heritage Program data base as a single record
from Taos Co., Wheeler Peak, Mackay 57-505. The taxon file at
UNM is empty - perhaps this sheet is annotated to something else.
Discussion: Whether in NM or not, this is not a
rare species. The var. curatorum should
be looked for in the hanging gardens around Navajo Lake.
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