Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2264

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (rare in SC Piedmont)

Look for it in rich forests, esp in seepage, 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
Inf: spikes (terminal norm. gynecandrous, oft staminate; 2-3 lateral pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex prasina   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-078:
Carex prasina   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Necklace Sedge, Drooping Sedge


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image of Carex prasina

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_capr12_001_lvd

        

image of Carex prasina

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_capr12_003_lvd

        

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Gill Newberry    gn1_7222

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Carex prasina

Gill Newberry    gn1_7225001

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Staminate spike 3-4cm long; 2-3 pistillate spikes, 3-4.5cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex prasina

JK Marlow    jkm170414_661

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Carex prasina

JK Marlow    jkm170414_661b

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Pistillate spikes linear, elongate, drooping, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex prasina

JK Marlow    jkm060506_041

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

image of Carex prasina

JK Marlow    jkm060506_044

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

Leaf blades glabrous, 2-4mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.