OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex laevivaginata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-016:
Carex laevivaginata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex laevi-vaginata

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth-sheath Sedge


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image of Carex laevivaginata, Smooth-sheath Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7827

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Carex laevivaginata, Smooth-sheath Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7830

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Beak of the perigynium as long as, or longer than, the body, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Carex laevivaginata, Smooth-sheath Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7831

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

The leaf sheath's thickened cartilaginous summit can be felt by one's finger as a distinct bump, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex laevivaginata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-016:
Carex laevivaginata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex laevi-vaginata

 

Find by scientific name:

2267

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in marshes, swamp forests, alluvial forests, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

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

Inflorescences: spikes w both staminate & pistillate flowers (staminate above)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish/ Brownish
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



 


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