OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-089:
Carex caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Sedge


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image of Carex caroliniana, Carolina Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caca15_001_lvd

        

image of Carex caroliniana, Carolina Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_caroliniana

May    Catawba County    NC

Perigynia roundish when mature w no flattish faces, w short but distinct beaks, per Weakley's Flora.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-089:
Carex caroliniana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

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2274

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: floodplain forests, depression swamps, less commonly in mesic to dry-mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

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

Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike gynecandrous; 2-3 lateral pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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