Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4021

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Look for it to be predominantly in moist, rich, calcareous or subcalcareous forests, though introduced populations are not restricted to such settings, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Carex cherokeensis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex cherokeensis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-085:
Carex cherokeensis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Carex cherokeensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Cherokee Sedge