Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2273

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in deciduous forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Light greenish with a copper caste
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish/Brownish
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex cephalophora   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-008:
Carex cephalophora   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
oval-leaf sedge