OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex nigromarginata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-043a:
Carex nigromarginata var. nigromarginata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex nigro-marginata

 

COMMON NAME:
Black-edged Sedge


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image of Carex nigromarginata, Black-edged Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cani3_001_lvd

        

image of Carex nigromarginata, Black-edged Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm130330_544

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Carex nigromarginata, Black-edged Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210309_8891

March    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Carex nigromarginata, Black-edged Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210309_8893

March    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaf blades green, greatly exceeding culms, 1.4-4mm wide, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex nigromarginata, Black-edged Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210309_8898

March    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Carex nigromarginata, Black-edged Sedge

Glen Peterson    gkp_9843_cnigromarginata

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Scales usually purplish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex nigromarginata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-043a:
Carex nigromarginata var. nigromarginata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex nigro-marginata

 

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263

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Dry woodlands and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping], or with short rhizomes

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 1-3 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring
Yellowish/Purplish
Nutlet

 

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