Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2379

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in SC, rare in GA

Look for it in bogs, boggy forests, high elevation forests (spruce-fir), per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal staminate, overlapped by 2-3 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 folliculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex folliculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-105a:
Carex folliculata var. folliculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
northern long sedge


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image of Carex folliculata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cafo6_001_lvd