Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2274

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in 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
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 caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-089:
Carex caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Sedge


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picture of Carex caroliniana, image of Carex caroliniana

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caca15_001_lvd

        

picture of Carex caroliniana, image of Carex caroliniana

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_caroliniana

May    Catawba County    NC

Perigynia roundish when mature w no flattish faces, w short but distinct beaks, per Weakley's Flora.