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Included in C. nutans in Michigan Flora.
Limestone pavement (alvar); very local. Similar to C. nutans, but usually smaller.
In C. brachypodum, the pedicels, at least of the lowest flowers, are often ± reflexed from the base, while in C. nutans, the pedicels are usually erect to spreading, with a bend at the apex producing the nodding capsule.