Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3492

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, endemic to the southern Blue Ridge

Look for it on moderate to high elevation cliffs and rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex misera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-080:
Carex misera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wretched Sedge