OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-094:
Carex walteriana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Walter’s Sedge, Pocosin Sedge


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image of Carex striata var. striata, Walter’s Sedge, Pocosin Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm160416_260

April    Lowndes County    GA

image of Carex striata var. striata, Walter’s Sedge, Pocosin Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm160416_261

April    Lowndes County    GA

Forming large clonal colonies by rhizomes, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Carex striata var. striata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-094:
Carex walteriana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

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

 

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4009

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains

Habitat: 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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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

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

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

Inflorescences: spikes (1-3 staminate & 1-2 pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish
Nutlet

 

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