OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex gynandra   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-103b:
Carex crinita var. gynandra   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge


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image of Carex gynandra, Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cagy4_001_lvd

        

image of Carex gynandra, Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6659

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Proximal bract longer than inflorescence. Spikes pendant: 2-5 pistillate, 1-3 staminate, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex gynandra, Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6663

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Leaf blades not involute, 12-55cm × 4-10.5mm, per Flora of North America.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex gynandra   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-103b:
Carex crinita var. gynandra   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2732

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Habitat: bogs, swamp forests, seepages, beaver wetlands, 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 (1-3 staminate & 3-6 pistillate, drooping)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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