Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2264

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (rare in SC Piedmont)

Look for it in rich forests, esp in seepage, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 2-3 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex prasina   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-078:
Carex prasina   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Necklace Sedge, Drooping Sedge


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_capr12_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_capr12_003_lvd

        

picture of Carex prasina, image of Carex prasina

Gill Newberry    gn1_7222

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Carex prasina, image of Carex prasina

Gill Newberry    gn1_7225001

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Staminate spike 3-4cm long; 2-3 pistillate spikes, 3-4.5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Carex prasina, image of Carex prasina

JK Marlow    jkm170414_661

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

picture of Carex prasina, image of Carex prasina

JK Marlow    jkm170414_661b

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Pistillate spikes linear, elongate, drooping, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Carex prasina, image of Carex prasina

JK Marlow    jkm060506_041

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

picture of Carex prasina, image of Carex prasina

JK Marlow    jkm060506_044

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

Leaf blades glabrous, 2-4mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.