Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4381

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in blackwater and brownwater swamp forests and bottomlands, forested seepage areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (consistently androgynous, occ. some laterals pistillate)

FRUIT:
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Carex socialis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex socialis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Low Woodland Sedge


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image of Carex socialis, Low Woodland Sedge

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_socialis3ehab

May    Bladen County    NC

Roadside

Culms arise scattered along creeping rhizomes [not in tight clumps], per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Carex socialis, Low Woodland Sedge

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_socialis9e

May    Bladen County    NC

Perigynia 4-5× long as wide, per Weakley's Flora (2020).