OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex abscondita   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-062:
Carex abscondita   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex abscondita

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex magnifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Thicket Sedge


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image of Carex abscondita, Thicket Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caab5_001_lvd

        

image of Carex abscondita, Thicket Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_caab5_003_lvd

        

image of Carex abscondita, Thicket Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210603_0895

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Peduncles of proximal spikes usually erect, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Carex abscondita, Thicket Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210603_0903

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaf blades dark green to grayish blue-green, usually exceeding culms, per Flora of North America.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex abscondita   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-062:
Carex abscondita   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex abscondita

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex magnifolia

 

Find by scientific name:

2277

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon elsewhere

Look for it in bottomlands, other mesic forests, seepage swamps, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Loosely or densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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