Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2537

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Mountains, rare in GA)

Look for it in white cedar (Chamaecyparis) bogs, pocosins, and sphagnous, seepage-fed streamhead swamps in the Coastal Plain, bogs in the southwest mountains of NC (where associated with other Coastal Plain disjuncts), usually growing in Sphagnum, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal staminate, overlapped by 1-4 lateral pistillate

FRUIT:
Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex collinsii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC ERROR) Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Carex collinsiae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-104:
Carex collinsii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Collins' Sedge


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image of Carex collinsii, Collins' Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caco21_001_lvd