OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex typhina   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-111:
Carex typhina   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Cattail Sedge


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image of Carex typhina, Cattail Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caty_001_lvd

        

image of Carex typhina, Cattail Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_caty_003_lvd

        

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex typhina   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-111:
Carex typhina   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2261

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in Mountains) (rare in GA)

Habitat: Bottomland forests, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescences: 1(-6) spikes w staminate & pistillate flowers (pistillate above)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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