Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4461

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont

Look for it in dry to moist upland forests, openings, grassy balds, granitic domes, rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal or alternate, 3-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Inf: spikes (terminal staminate or occ. gynecandrous; 2-5 lateral pistillate)

FRUIT:
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex debilis var. rudgei   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Carex debilis var. rudgei

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Carex debilis

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-084c:
Carex debilis var. rudgei   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Flexuous White-edge Sedge, Rudge’s White-edge Sedge


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image of Carex flexuosa, Flexuous White-edge Sedge, Rudge’s White-edge Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cafl20_001_pvd