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

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


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Tennessee Flora Committee (2015)
Carex albicans

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-048:
Carex artitecta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
White-tinged Sedge, Architectural Sedge


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image of Carex albicans var. albicans, White-tinged Sedge, Architectural Sedge

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

        

image of Carex albicans var. albicans, White-tinged Sedge, Architectural Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7091

April    Pickens County    SC

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Tennessee Flora Committee (2015)
Carex albicans

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-048:
Carex artitecta   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

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

 

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4279

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native

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

Habitat: Dry woodlands, forests, and clearings, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping], 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

 

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