Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4436

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in moist, rich cove forests, at low elevations, over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 2-4 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex purpurifera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-070:
Carex purpurifera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Carex laxiflora var. purpurifera

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Limestone Purple Sedge


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