Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Piedmont, rare in GA Piedmont)

Look for it in dry to moist woodlands & forests, grassy balds, shale barrens, rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex pensylvanica   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-044:
Carex pensylvanica var. pensylvanica   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Pennsylvania Sedge, High Meadow Sedge