Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


263

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in dry woodlands and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 1-3 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring
Yellowish/Purplish
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex nigromarginata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-043a:
Carex nigromarginata var. nigromarginata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Carex nigro-marginata var. nigro-marginata

 

COMMON NAME:
Black-edged Sedge


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picture of Carex nigromarginata var. nigromarginata, image of Carex nigromarginata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cani3_001_lvd

        

picture of Carex nigromarginata var. nigromarginata, image of Carex nigromarginata

JK Marlow    jkm130330_544

March    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Carex nigromarginata var. nigromarginata, image of Carex nigromarginata

Glen Peterson    gkp_9843_cnigromarginata

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Scales usually purplish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.