OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex stricta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-101:
Carex stricta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex stricta

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex strictior

 

COMMON NAME:
Tussock Sedge, Upright Sedge


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image of Carex stricta, Tussock Sedge, Upright Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cast8_001_lvd

        

image of Carex stricta, Tussock Sedge, Upright Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cast8_004_lvd

        

image of Carex stricta, Tussock Sedge, Upright Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_stricta_5073

April    Orange County    NC

This may be the most common wetland sedge in eastern North America, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex stricta, Tussock Sedge, Upright Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_stricta_5075

April    Orange County    NC

[all] spikes erect [none pendant], per Flora of North America.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex stricta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-101:
Carex stricta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex stricta

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex strictior

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2870

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native

Uncommon to rare in GA, NC, SC

Habitat: bogs, sedge meadows, seeps, swamps, depression ponds, old beaver ponds, 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 (terminal usualy staminate; 2-4 lateral staminate or both

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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