Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4462

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist loamy forests, bottomlands, slopes, uplands, per Weakley's Flora

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...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:
Nutlet

 

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

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

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex amphibola   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Carex amphibola var. amphibola

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-075:
Carex amphibola   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Narrowleaf Sedge


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image of Carex amphibola, Eastern Narrowleaf Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caam8_001_pvd

        

image of Carex amphibola, Eastern Narrowleaf Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_caam8_003_pvd