Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1989

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in bogs, fens, seeps, wet forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 1-2 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
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 intumescens var. intumescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex intumescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-118:
Carex intumescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Carex intumescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Bladder Sedge, Pregnant Sedge


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image of Carex intumescens var. intumescens, Bladder Sedge, Pregnant Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cain12_001_lvd

        

image of Carex intumescens var. intumescens, Bladder Sedge, Pregnant Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cain12_003_lvd

        

image of Carex intumescens var. intumescens, Bladder Sedge, Pregnant Sedge

John B. Nelson    jbn_3956927276_5eefac1edd

April    Richland County    SC

Congaree National Park

Perigynia lanceoloid to ovoid, convex to the base, 1-12 (-20) per spike, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Carex intumescens var. intumescens, Bladder Sedge, Pregnant Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm130430_868

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Perigynium [papery sheath enveloping nutlet] nerved, lustrous, w rounded base, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex intumescens var. intumescens, Bladder Sedge, Pregnant Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm130430_872

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Culms 30-60cm tall; blades 2-6mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex intumescens var. intumescens, Bladder Sedge, Pregnant Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0053

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Carex intumescens var. intumescens, Bladder Sedge, Pregnant Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0121

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve