TOMPKINS COUNTY FLORA
Carex pallescensL.
Mitchell NYNYFA TCUSDA NY
accepted accepted accepted
Pale Sedge

Cyperaceae

CAYUGA FLORA (1926) NOTES: Damp fields and grassy banks, in sandy, gravelly, or loamy, mostly neutral, soils; locally common. June. Widely distributed except on the more acid soils and the richer soils back from the shore of Cayuga Lake; rarely in clay as stated by Dudley. Newf. to Wis., southw. to N.J., Pa., and Ill.; infrequent on the Coastal Plain. Found also in Eurasia. The form with undulate sheaths (var. undulata Carey) occurs near Malloryville and Turkey Hill, according to Dudley.


BH SPECIMENS FOR Carex pallescens (this list may be incomplete)
 Dryden, near Round Marshes (Gracie's Swamp), moist open pasture land, 3 Jun 1916, Bechtel & Wiegand 6042 (BH 6514);
 Ringwood, woods, 3 Jun 1933, Clausen 279 (BH 2366);
 Caroline, 10 Jun 1882, Curtice (BH 2364);
 Dryden, Round Marshes (Gracie's Swamp), marsh, 3 Jun 1916, Gershoy 6041 (BH 2361);
 Danby, west of Michigan Hollow, grassy meadow, 20 Jun 1917, Metcalf 7730 (BH 2358);
 Danby, west of Michigan Hollow, edge of woods, 20 Jun 1917, Metcalf 7732 (BH 2359);
 Ithaca, Cornell University campus, in back of insectary, along path, 16 Jun 1914, Wiegand 1874 (BH 2362);
 Dryden, Freeville Bog, 30 Jun 1917, Wiegand 7731 (BH 6515);
 Dryden, Round Marshes (Gracie's Swamp), meadow, 5 May 1896, Wiegand (BH 2365);
 Danby, 7 Jun 1895, Wiegand (BH 2363);
 southeast of Dryden, low pasture, 8 Jun 1918, Wiegand 9486 (BH 2360);

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