Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4455

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Piedmont & Coastal Plain (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in bottomland forests and swamps, depression swamps, drier barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

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

Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike gynecandrous; 2-3 lateral pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Carex complanata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex complanata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-090:
Carex complanata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Hirsute Sedge


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image of Carex complanata, Hirsute Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caco9_001_pvd