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
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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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