Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2271

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in swamps, bogs, other moist to wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [tufted, clumping]

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inf: spikes (terminal staminate or occ. gynecandrous; 2-5 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 debilis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-084a:
Carex debilis var. debilis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
white edge sedge


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image of Carex debilis

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_debilis_2

April    Catawba County    NC

image of Carex debilis

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_debilis_3

April    Catawba County    NC

Perigynia broadest below middle, tapering to a conspicuous beak, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Carex debilis

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_debilis_1

May    Catawba County    NC