OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Carex flexuosa   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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, 1938)
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

        

 

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, 1938)
Carex flexuosa

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4461

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont

Habitat: Dry to moist upland forests, openings, grassy balds, granitic domes, rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? 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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