OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex striatula   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-065:
Carex striatula   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Carex laxiflora var. angustifolia

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex laxiflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Lined Sedge


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image of Carex striatula, Lined Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cast17_001_lvd

        

image of Carex striatula, Lined Sedge

Glen Peterson    gkp_0224_carex

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Terminal spike staminate, lateral spikes pistillate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex striatula, Lined Sedge

Glen Peterson    gkp_0224_carex_culms

May    Spartanburg County    SC

The distinction of this species as separate from C. laxiflora is problematic, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Carex striatula, Lined Sedge

Glen Peterson    gkp_0239_carex_wholeplant

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaf blades coriaceous, glaucous, 3-8mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex striatula, Lined Sedge

Glen Peterson    gkp_0254_carex_marginstam

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Staminate scales oblong-ovate, margins hyaline [translucent] (or light brown), per Flora of North America.

image of Carex striatula, Lined Sedge

Glen Peterson    gkp_0275_carex_achene

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Achenes elongate-obovoid, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex striatula, Lined Sedge

Glen Peterson    gkp_0282_carex_perigynium

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Perigynia (papery sheath enveloping nutlet) strongly nerved, whitish, fusiform, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex striatula, Lined Sedge

Glen Peterson    gkp_0283_carex_bract

May    Spartanburg County    SC

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex striatula   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-065:
Carex striatula   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Carex laxiflora var. angustifolia

INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex laxiflora

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3571

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Bottomland and other nutrient-rich forests, 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)2-3(4) lateral pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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