Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2261

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in GA)

Look for it in bottomland forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: 1(-6) spikes w staminate & pistillate flowers (pistillate above)

FRUIT:
Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex typhina   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-111:
Carex typhina   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
cattail sedge


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picture of Carex typhina, image of Carex typhina

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

        

picture of Carex typhina, image of Carex typhina

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