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Carex hirtifolia Mackenzie
- State Rank: S2
- Global Rank: G5
- State Status: Special Concern
Habitat: Rich woods and meadows
Range: New Brunswick, south to Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, west to Kansas, Minnesota, and Ontario.
Aids to Identification: Carex is a large and difficult genus, and technical characters must be relied upon to separate the species. Carex hirtifolia is a member of section Halleranae, though has more recently been considered the single species in the section Hirtifoliae.
Phenology: Flowers May - June.
Synonyms: Carex pubescens Muhl. ex Willd.
Known Distribution in Maine: This rare plant has been documented from a total of 3 town(s) in the following county(ies): Kennebec, Oxford, Penobscot.