Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
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Carex pallescens occurs in Unicoi County, TN, close to the NC line; should be looked for in NC. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Flora of North America
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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Native to North Carolina?
Habitat: Grassy balds at high elevations, other grassy openings, per Weakley's Flora
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Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?
Inflorescences: terminal spike staminate (rarely gynecandrous, with fewer than 25% of the flowers pistillate)
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