OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Carex woodii   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex woodii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-055:
Carex woodii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Wood's Sedge, Pretty Sedge


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image of Carex woodii, Wood's Sedge, Pretty Sedge

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, Wood's Sedge, Pretty Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm070526_100b

May    Henderson County    NC

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

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex woodii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-055:
Carex woodii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

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2340

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere

Habitat: Moist slopes and cove forests over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite), ultramafic rocks (such as olivine), or felsic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? 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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