Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3794

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Dioecious (rarely monoecious)

Non-native: Japan
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon

Look for it on sand dunes, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex kobomugi   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Sand Sedge, Japanese Sedge, Sea Isle Sedge, Asiatic Sand Sedge


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picture of -, image of Carex kobomugi

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5457143

Month Unknown        

A coarse-looking sedge, leaves with fine teeth that your fingers can feel, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

picture of -, image of Carex kobomugi

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5457151

Month Unknown        

Male & female flowers on separate plants/Fruits enclosed in a paperlike sac, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

picture of -, image of Carex kobomugi

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5457220

Month Unknown        

Sand burial seems to stimulate growth of rhizomes, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.