Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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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

 

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 (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)
Carex abscondita

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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.