Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4279

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon in SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, and clearings, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose, not rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 1-3 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Yellowish/Purplish
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 albicans   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-048:
Carex artitecta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
White-tinged Sedge


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cava5_001_lvd