Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2662

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA)

Look for it in nutrient-rich forests, woodlands, and openings, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike gynecandrous; 3-4 lateral pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex swanii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-087:
Carex swanii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Carex virescens var. swanii

 

COMMON NAME:
Swan's sedge


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image of Carex swanii, Swan's sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_casw_001_lvd

        

image of Carex swanii, Swan's sedge

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8969

June    Greenville County    SC

Perigynia densely pubescent, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Carex swanii, Swan's sedge

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8970

June    Greenville County    SC

Terminal spike gynecandrous [pistillate flwrs above staminate of same spike], per Weakley's Flora.