Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Rather easily identified by the slender, often reclining stems with red-purple bases, and the 3-5 spikes per stem that arch or droop on long stalks and which have only 2-6 pergynia per spike. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
South Carolina Sedge, Tarheel Sedge
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July Pickens County SC
Widest leaf blade 3-6mm wide, per Weakley's Flora (2015).