Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2656

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Distribution & habitats in our area obscure

Look for it in old fields, other habitats, 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
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 1-3 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish/Purplish
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 umbellata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex umbellata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-042:
Carex umbellata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Parasol Sedge


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image of Carex umbellata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caum4_001_lvd

        

image of Carex umbellata

JK Marlow    jkm080330_005

March    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

The C. tonsa / C. rugosperma / C. umbellata group needs critical study, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Carex umbellata

JK Marlow    jkm080330_009

March    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

image of Carex umbellata

JK Marlow    s080330_a

March    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Leaf blades 10-20cm long, 1-3mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex umbellata

JK Marlow    s080330_a2

March    Anderson County    SC

Clemson Forest

Culms [flowering stems] 1.5-10cm tall, hidden among the leaves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex umbellata

JK Marlow    jkm090425_051

April    Pickens County    SC

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