Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1988

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Uncommon (rare in SC), endemic to the southern end of the Southern Appalachians

Look for it in nutrient-rich, moist coves in the southwest mountains of NC & adjacent SC, often with some seepage, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Spring
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 austrocaroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex austrocaroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-058:
Carex austro-caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
South Carolina Sedge