Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1996

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in NC-SC Mountains (uncommon in GA)

Look for it in nutrient-rich forests, woodlands, and openings, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike gynecandrous; 3-4 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 virescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex virescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-086:
Carex virescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Ribbed Sedge


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image of Carex virescens, Ribbed Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cavi4_001_lvd