Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4293

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA)

Look for it in dry to mesic forests, esp over base-rich substrates., per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes w both staminate & pistillate flowers (staminate above)

FRUIT:
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Carex retroflexa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex retroflexa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-005:
Carex retroflexa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Reflexed Sedge


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image of Carex retroflexa, Reflexed Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_care9_001_lvd