Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2339

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in calcareous barrens, usually in gravelly areas with ephemeral or periodic seepage, per Weakley's Flora

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...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes long-creeping, thus the culms mostly solitary

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

Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex crawei   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Crawe's Sedge


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image of Carex crawei, Crawe's Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cacr3_001_lvd