Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4438

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in moist, nutrient-rich forests, especially bottomlands, mostly over calcareous rocks (limestone, dolostone, coquina limestone) or mafic rocks (diabase), per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

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

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 granularis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex granularis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-073:
Carex granularis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Carex granularis var. granularis

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Carex granularis var. haleana

INCLUDING Poales, Cyperaceae, Cypereae (pars). North American Flora (Mackenzie, 1931-35)
Carex haleana

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Limestone Meadow Sedge, Corncob Sedge


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image of Carex granularis, Limestone Meadow Sedge, Corncob Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cagr3_001_lvd

        

image of Carex granularis, Limestone Meadow Sedge, Corncob Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cagr3_003_lvd