OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex longii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-033?:
Carex albolutescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Long's Sedge


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image of Carex longii, Long's Sedge

Keith Bradley    kab_carex_longii_73524

March    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Inflorescences erect, 1-4.5cm long; spikes slightly separated to congested, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Carex longii, Long's Sedge

Keith Bradley    kab_carex_longii_73550

March    Collier County    FL

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

Stems 3-8dm tall, much exceeding leaves. Principal leaf blades 2-4mm wide, per Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex longii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-033?:
Carex albolutescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3952

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Habitat: bogs, low fields, bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

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

Inflorescences: spikes w both staminate & pistillate flowers (pistillate above)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Nutlets yellowish to brownish
Nutlet

 

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