OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex biltmoreana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-056:
Carex biltmoreana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex biltmoreana

 

COMMON NAME:
Biltmore Sedge, Granite Dome Sedge


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JK Marlow    jkm0404k_32

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Flowering stems 1-3' tall, leafy, 3-angled w tiny rough hairs on the angles, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Carex biltmoreana, Biltmore Sedge, Granite Dome Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm0305k_18

May    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

Leaves up to 20" long and 1/4" wide, blue-green with a purple base, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex biltmoreana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-056:
Carex biltmoreana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex biltmoreana

 

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261

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare, endemic to sw. NC, nw. SC, and ne. GA

Habitat: In thin soils on medium to high elevation granitic domes and other sloping rock outcrops, often dominant in thin-soil herbaceous mats wet by seasonal and post-rainfall seepage, and also occurring in adjacent woodlands under open to nearly closed canopy of Quercus spp., Fraxinus americana, Carya glabra, and Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana, 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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