Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2262

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

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

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 tribuloides var. tribuloides   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex tribuloides var. tribuloides   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-030:
Carex tribuloides   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
blunt broom sedge


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picture of Carex tribuloides, image of Carex tribuloides var. tribuloides

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_c_tribuloides_tribu_1

May    Iredell County    NC

Inflorescences straight and stiff, the lower spikes overlapping, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Carex tribuloides, image of Carex tribuloides var. tribuloides

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_c_tribuloides_tribu_2

July    Iredell County    NC

Spikes 6-15, overlapping or distinct, ovoid-oblong to globose, per Flora of North America.