OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex styloflexa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-066:
Carex styloflexa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Bent Sedge


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image of Carex styloflexa, Bent Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cast9_001_lvd

        

image of Carex styloflexa, Bent Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220419_6989

April    Pickens County    SC

image of Carex styloflexa, Bent Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220419_6990b

April    Pickens County    SC

Spikes scattered and densely flowered; perigynium beaks curved, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Carex styloflexa, Bent Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220419_6992

April    Pickens County    SC

Basal sheaths brown, not purple or wine-red, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Carex styloflexa, Bent Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7881

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

The lowest spike exserted on a long, arching, peduncle, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Carex styloflexa, Bent Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7883

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Staminate spike prominent and exceeding the uppermost bract, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Carex styloflexa, Bent Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7884

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex styloflexa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-066:
Carex styloflexa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2733

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: bogs, wet forests, acid stream swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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