Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2276

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common in most of NC, uncommon in most of SC, rare in most of GA

Look for it in marshes, bottomland forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes w both staminate & pistillate flowers (staminate above)

FRUIT:
Summer
Yellowish/Brownish
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 annectens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex annectens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-011:
Carex annectens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Carex vulpinoidea var. ambigua

LESS THAN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Carex vulpinoidea

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellowfruit Sedge


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image of Carex annectens

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caan6_001_lvd

        

image of Carex annectens

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_annectens_242

April    Catawba County    NC

Perigynia golden yellow or yellowish-brown at maturity (not red-dotted), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Carex annectens

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_annectens_247

April    Catawba County    NC

image of Carex annectens

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_annectens_250

April    Catawba County    NC

Leaf blades shorter than flowering stem, sheath fronts indistinctly spotted, per Flora of North America.