Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Fragrant Spikesedge's single densely flowered head usually has 1-2 basal lobes. Female scales, and thus the head color, are white (vs. green in C. hortensis). Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Whitehead Sedge, Fragrant Spikesedge
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JK Marlow jkm180726_3492
July Greenville County SC
1-3(4) ovoid to ellipsoid whitish spikes subtended by (2)3-4 horizontal bracts, per Flora of North America.