Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2275

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in cove forests, bottomlands, and other mesic, nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal staminate, overtopped by 3-5 lateral pistillate

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex blanda   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-068:
Carex blanda   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Carex laxiflora var. blanda

 

COMMON NAME:
eastern woodland sedge


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image of Carex blanda

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cabl_001_lvd

        

image of Carex blanda

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cabl_006_lvd