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

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [tufted, clumping]

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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image of Carex vulpinoidea, fox sedge

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

        

image of Carex vulpinoidea, fox sedge

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 by Robert K. Godfrey, Jean W. Wooten.

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.

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.

image of Carex vulpinoidea, fox sedge

JK Marlow    jkm190604_9011

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Carex vulpinoidea, fox sedge

JK Marlow    jkm190802_0560

August    Greenville County    SC