Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4281

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Carolina Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in dry woodlands and forests, on bluffs, streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose, not elongate rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-17-045:
Carex communis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Fibrous-rooted Sedge


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