Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3571

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in bottomland and other nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; (1)2-3(4) lateral pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
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 striatula   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex striatula   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-065:
Carex striatula   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
lined sedge


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cast17_001_lvd

        

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Glen Peterson    gkp_0224_carex

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Terminal spike staminate, lateral spikes pistillate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Glen Peterson    gkp_0224_carex_culms

May    Spartanburg County    SC

The distinction of this species as separate from C. laxiflora is problematic, per Weakley's Flora.

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Glen Peterson    gkp_0239_carex_wholeplant

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaf blades coriaceous, glaucous, 3-8mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Glen Peterson    gkp_0254_carex_marginstam

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Staminate scales oblong-ovate, margins hyaline [translucent] (or light brown), per Flora of North America.

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Glen Peterson    gkp_0275_carex_achene

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Achenes elongate-obovoid, per Flora of North America.

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Glen Peterson    gkp_0282_carex_perigynium

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Perigynia (papery sheath enveloping nutlet) strongly nerved, whitish, fusiform, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Glen Peterson    gkp_0283_carex_bract

May    Spartanburg County    SC