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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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.

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.

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.