Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2269

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Distribution & abundance needing additional herbarium investigation

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex flaccosperma   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-077:
Carex flaccosperma   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
thinfruit sedge


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cafl3_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cafl3_003_lvd

        

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_flaccosperma_2

April    Iredell County    NC

Peduncles of terminal spikes barely to much exceeding lateral spikes, per Flora of North America.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_flaccosperma_1

May    Catawba County    NC

Leaf blades glaucous, widest blades 6.3-14.7 mm wide, per Flora of North America.

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_flaccosperma_1b

May    Catawba County    NC

Lateral spikes pistillate, with 12-39 perigynia, per Flora of North America.