OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex leptalea +   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-039:
Carex leptalea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex leptalea

 

COMMON NAME:
Harper’s Sedge, Bristly-stalk Sedge


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

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex leptalea +   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-039:
Carex leptalea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex leptalea

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2266

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Look for it in bogs, seeps, usually in saturated conditions with Sphagnum spp (var. harperi found also in blackwater bottomlands), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

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

Inflorescence a solitary spike w staminate & pistillate flowers, staminate above

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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