OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Carex lurida   FAMILY Cyperaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex lurida   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-113:

Carex lurida   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Carex lurida

 

COMMON NAME:
Sallow Sedge


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image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_calu5_001_lvd

        

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_calu5_003_lvd

        

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210426_9787

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm140601_294

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Pistillate spikes oblong, 2.5-5.5cm long, 14-20mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm140601_341

May    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4952

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4953

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4954

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm200517_4955

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0051

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Carex lurida on left; C. intumescens var. intumescens on right.

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220510_7669

May    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_lurida_2

May    Iredell County    NC

Staminate spike 3-8cm long, 2mm broad. Pistillate spikes 2-3, oblong, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm140604_458

June    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Widest leaves (4.0-) 4.5-13 mm wide, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm190604_9013

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm190604_9015

June    Greenville County    SC

Perigynia lustrous, ovoid, 6-10mm long, beaks nearly equaling body, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm200625_6043

June    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210603_0944

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_lurida_1

June    Iredell County    NC

Plants densely to loosely cespitose; rhizomes short, no more than 10cm, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex lurida, Sallow Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2085

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Carex lurida   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex lurida   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-113:
Carex lurida   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex lurida

 

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1979

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Habitat: bogs, fens, swamps, marshes, ditches, and other wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 2-3 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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