Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Formerly, the name C. rosea was misapplied to C. radiata, causing much confusion. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 23 (2002)
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-006?:
Carex rosea FAMILY Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eastern Star Sedge
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Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 23
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Habitat: Mesic to wet-mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Carolina Mountains & Carolina Piedmont (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]
Inflorescences: spikes w both staminate & pistillate flowers (staminate above)
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