OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Carex debilis

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex debilis

 

COMMON NAME:
White-edge Sedge, Weak Sedge


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image of Carex debilis, White-edge Sedge, Weak Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_debilis_2

April    Catawba County    NC

image of Carex debilis, White-edge Sedge, Weak Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_debilis_3

April    Catawba County    NC

Perigynia broadest below middle, tapering to a conspicuous beak, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

image of Carex debilis, White-edge Sedge, Weak Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220503_7504

May    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Carex debilis, White-edge Sedge, Weak Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_debilis_1

May    Catawba County    NC

 

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

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Carex debilis

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex debilis

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2271

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: swamps, bogs, other moist to wet habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, 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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