Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2870

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon to rare in GA, NC, SC

Look for it in bogs, sedge meadows, depression ponds, old beaver ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or 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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Carex stricta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex stricta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-101:
Carex stricta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tussock Sedge


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image of Carex stricta

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

        

image of Carex stricta

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

        

image of Carex stricta

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

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_stricta_5075

April    Orange County    NC

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