Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2266

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

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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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex leptalea +   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-039:
Carex leptalea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
bristlystalked sedge