Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4009

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon

Look for it in pocosins, limesink ponds, small depression ponds, clay-based Carolina bays, acid peaty swamps, wet savannas (dominated by Pinus serotina and/or Taxodium ascendens), per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes long, scaly; plants forming large clonal colonies

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish
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 (5/21/15):
Carex striata var. striata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex striata var. striata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-094:
Carex walteriana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Carex walteriana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Carex walteriana var. walteriana

 

COMMON NAME:
Walter’s Sedge, Pocosin Sedge