Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3524

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in NC (rare in GA-SC)

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

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shade

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 (10/20/20):
Carex platyphylla   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex platyphylla   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-059:
Carex platyphylla   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Broadleaf Sedge


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image of Carex platyphylla, Broadleaf Sedge

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

        

image of Carex platyphylla, Broadleaf Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm120922_129

September    Greenville County    SC

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Leaves may be as broad as C. plantaginea, but the surfaces are not puckered, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.