Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2340

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Rare

Look for it on moist slopes and in cove forests over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite), ultramafic rocks (such as olivine), or felsic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 1-3 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish/Brownish
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex woodii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-055:
Carex woodii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wood's Sedge


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image of Carex woodii

JK Marlow    jkm070526_100

May    Henderson County    NC

Culms [flowering stems] slender, 30-50cm tall. Leaf blades 1.5-2mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex woodii

JK Marlow    jkm070526_100b

May    Henderson County    NC

Terminal spike staminate, 12-25mm long, about 2mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.