Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3524

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Look for it in rich cove forests, mostly over mafic or calcareous rock, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 1-3 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex platyphylla   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-059:
Carex platyphylla   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Sedge


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image of Carex platyphylla

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_capl5_001_lvd

        

image of Carex platyphylla

JK Marlow    jkm120922_129

September    Greenville County    SC

SC Native Plant Society Plant Sale

Leaf blades 10-25mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.