OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


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

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Carex communis var. amplisquama

INCLUDING Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Carex amplisquama

INCLUDING Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Carex communis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-045:
Carex communis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Fibrous-rooted Sedge


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

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

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Carex communis var. amplisquama

INCLUDING Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Carex amplisquama

INCLUDING Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Carex communis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-045:
Carex communis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

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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, in rich forests, on streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

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