Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2260

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in wet sites, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes w both staminate & pistillate flowers (staminate above)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish/Brownish
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Carex vulpinoidea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex vulpinoidea var. vulpinoidea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-010:
Carex vulpinoidea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
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

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_c_vulpinoidea_6213

May    Catawba County    NC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_c_vulpinoidea_6214

May    Catawba County    NC

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

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_vulpinoidea_1

May    Iredell County    NC

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