OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex torta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-102:
Carex torta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Twisted Sedge, Streambed Sedge


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image of Carex torta, Twisted Sedge, Streambed Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cato4_001_lvd

        

image of Carex torta, Twisted Sedge, Streambed Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cato4_003_lvd

        

image of Carex torta, Twisted Sedge, Streambed Sedge

Tim Spira    tps_ctorta

August        

Clump-forming perennial w flat grass-like leaves, reddish-brown basal sheath, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex torta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-102:
Carex torta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2734

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in NC Mountains, rare in GA, uncommon elsewhere in NC-SC

Habitat: Rocky streambeds, often dominant in patches in the beds of mountain streams, along their banks, and on rocky or cobbly islands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescences: spikes (terminal staminate; 2-5 lateral pistilate or both)

FRUIT:
Spring
Nutlet

 

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