Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4281

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Carolina Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in dry woodlands and forests, on bluffs, in rich forests, on streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

map
To see a detailed map, click here

 

partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping], not elongate rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 1-3 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
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 (10/20/20):
Carex communis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex communis var. communis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Carex communis var. amplisquama

INCLUDING Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Carex amplisquama

INCLUDING Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Carex communis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-045:
Carex communis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Carex communis

 

COMMON NAME:
Fibrous-rooted Sedge


No pictures are available at this time.