Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1994

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry to dry-mesic hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish/ Brownish
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Carex rosea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex rosea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-006:
Carex rosea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rosy Sedge


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caro22_001_lvd

        

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_rosea_540

May    Catawba County    NC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_rosea_555

May    Catawba County    NC

Perigynia not over 4.0mm long, (6)7-14(20) per spike, per Weakley's Flora.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_rosea_558

May    Catawba County    NC

Perigynia spreading or reflexed at maturity, lower 1/3-1/2 corky-thickened, per Weakley's Flora.