OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex misera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-080:
Carex misera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex misera

 

COMMON NAME:
Wretched Sedge


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image of Carex misera, Wretched Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm120505_187

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Deerhair Bulrush on the left; Wretched Sedge on the right

image of Carex misera, Wretched Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm120505_187b

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Leaves to 16" long. Flowering stems to 18" long, arching down and outward, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Carex misera, Wretched Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm120505_194

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

A softly hairy, purplish, basal sheath encircles the stem, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Carex misera, Wretched Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm120505_206

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Spikes reddish-brown; male solitary & terminal, 2-3 female below the male, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex misera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-080:
Carex misera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex misera

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3492

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Rare, endemic to the southern Blue Ridge

Habitat: Moderate to high elevation cliffs and rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

FLOWER:
Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescences: spikes (terminal normally staminate; 1-3 lateral pistillate)

FRUIT:
Summer
Nutlet

 

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