OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Carex vulpinoidea   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex vulpinoidea var. vulpinoidea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Carex vulpinoidea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-010:
Carex vulpinoidea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex vulpinoidea

 

COMMON NAME:
Fox Sedge


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_case22_001_lvd

        

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_c_vulpinoidea_6212

May    Catawba County    NC

Inflorescence 4-12cm long, somewhat bristly in superficial appearance, per Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States.

image of Carex vulpinoidea, Fox Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_c_vulpinoidea_6213

May    Catawba County    NC

image of Carex vulpinoidea, Fox Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_c_vulpinoidea_6214

May    Catawba County    NC

image of Carex vulpinoidea, Fox Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_vulpinoidea_1

May    Iredell County    NC

Leaves longer than the flowering stem, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Carex vulpinoidea, Fox Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm190604_9009

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Carex vulpinoidea, Fox Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm190604_9010

June    Greenville County    SC

Perigynia dull yellow-green or pale brown at maturity (not red-dotted), per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Carex vulpinoidea, Fox Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm190604_9011

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm190802_0560

August    Greenville County    SC

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex vulpinoidea var. vulpinoidea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Carex vulpinoidea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-010:
Carex vulpinoidea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex vulpinoidea

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2260

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Low fields, ditches, fens, seeps, tidal freshwater marshes, other wet (and especially disturbed) sites, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescences: spikes w both staminate & pistillate flowers (staminate above)

FRUIT:
Summer
Yellowish/Brownish
Nutlet

 

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