Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Blue Sedge, Southern Sedge
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Get to know this sedge: it's common and it may be a gateway to other sedges, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.
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Stem terminated by a straw-colored male spike and 3-5 female spikes below, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.
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One of the few Carex species in Carolinas that are rather strongly glaucous, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.
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Male spike terminal, upright, 3-5.5cm long, green turning brown, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.