Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4437

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA-SC (but can be locally abundant in portions of NC & GA)

Look for it in cove forests and montane oak-hickory forests, mostly at medium to fairly high elevations, especially over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite) and calcareous rocks (such as marble), but occurring on more acidic substrates as well, per Weakley's Flora

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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 manhartii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex manhartii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Ridge Purple Sedge, Manhart's Sedge


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