Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2265

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains)

Look for it in bottomlands, calcareous forests, 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 gynecandrous; 2-4 lateral pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex oxylepis +   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-082:
Carex oxylepis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
sharpscale sedge


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picture of Carex oxylepis, image of Carex oxylepis

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_oxylepis_1

April    Iredell County    NC

picture of Carex oxylepis, image of Carex oxylepis

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_oxylepis_2

April    Lincoln County    NC

Perigynia coarsely nerved, olive, glabrous, ellipsoid, beaks short, bidentate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.