OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Carex swanii   FAMILY Cyperaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex swanii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-087:

Carex swanii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

Carex swanii

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    jkm230523_3314

May    Greenville County    SC

Watson-Cooper Heritage Preserve

image of Carex swanii, Swan's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm230523_3316

May    Greenville County    SC

Watson-Cooper Heritage Preserve

image of Carex swanii, Swan's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm230523_3317

May    Greenville County    SC

Watson-Cooper Heritage Preserve

Terminal spike with over 30% of the flowers pistillate. Perigynia densely pubescent, per Weakley's Flora (2023).

image of Carex swanii, Swan's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8969

June    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

Perigynia densely pubescent, per Weakley's Flora (2018).

image of Carex swanii, Swan's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8970

June    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

Terminal spike gynecandrous [pistillate flwrs above staminate of same spike], per Weakley's Flora (2018).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Carex swanii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex swanii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-087:
Carex swanii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH -
Carex virescens var. swanii

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2662

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Habitat: Nutrient-rich forests, woodlands, and openings, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

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

Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike gynecandrous; 3-4 lateral pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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