Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2734

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 rocky streambeds, often dominant in patches in mountain streams, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal staminate; 2-5 lateral pistilate or both)

FRUIT:
Spring
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex torta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-102:
Carex torta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Twisted Sedge, Streambed Sedge


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image of Carex torta

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cato4_001_lvd

        

image of Carex torta

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cato4_003_lvd

        

image of Carex torta

Tim Spira    tps_ctorta

August        

Clump-forming perennial w flat grass-like leaves, reddish-brown basal sheath, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.