OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex cherokeensis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-085:
Carex cherokeensis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex cherokeensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Cherokee Sedge, Wolftail Sedge


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image of Carex cherokeensis, Cherokee Sedge, Wolftail Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm160626_087

June    Polk County    NC

Pacolet Area Conservancy

Leaf blades 4-5mm wide; sheaths brownish, glabrous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex cherokeensis, Cherokee Sedge, Wolftail Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm160626_090

June    Polk County    NC

Pacolet Area Conservancy

image of Carex cherokeensis, Cherokee Sedge, Wolftail Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm160626_091

June    Polk County    NC

Pacolet Area Conservancy

Staminate spikes 0-5; androgynous spikes 3-5, peduncles absent or to 12cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex cherokeensis, Cherokee Sedge, Wolftail Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm160626_091b

June    Polk County    NC

Pacolet Area Conservancy

Perigynia few-ribbed, ovoid, 5-7mm long, 2mm broad, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex cherokeensis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-085:
Carex cherokeensis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex cherokeensis

 

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4021

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to Georgia & to Carolinas Coastal Plain

Uncommon in GA Mountains & Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain, rare in NC-SC

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens

Inflorescences: spikes (staminate & androgynous)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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