Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Uncommon (rare in GA), endemic to the Southern & Central Appalachians

Look for it in cove forests, mostly rather acidic and associated with Rhododendron maximum, at moderate elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short, stout (plants in clumps)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Perigynia white
Unisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Carex fraseriana   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cymophyllus fraserianus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-16-001:
Cymophyllus fraseri   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)
Carex fraseri

 

COMMON NAME:
Fraser's Sedge, Lily-leaf Sedge