OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex pedunculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carex pedunculata var. pedunculata

SYNONYMOUS WITH New England Wildflower Society’s Flora Novae Angliae (Haines, 2011)
Carex pedunculata ssp. pedunculata

 

COMMON NAME:
Longstalk Sedge, Pedunculate Sedge


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image of Carex pedunculata var. pedunculata, Longstalk Sedge, Pedunculate Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cape4_001_lvd

        

image of Carex pedunculata var. pedunculata, Longstalk Sedge, Pedunculate Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220419_6918

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Leaves: basal sheaths dark reddish to purplish brown; blades mostly basal, dark green, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex pedunculata var. pedunculata, Longstalk Sedge, Pedunculate Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220419_6919

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Leaf blades equaling or mostly exceeding culms, 1.4-4 mm wide, thick, margins smooth or scabrous, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex pedunculata var. pedunculata, Longstalk Sedge, Pedunculate Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220419_6935

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

The lower spikes are female and occur at the ends of long, arching stalks up to 13cm long, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Carex pedunculata var. pedunculata, Longstalk Sedge, Pedunculate Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220419_6936

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Midrib of pistillate scales extending to an awn that may greatly exceed the tip of the perigynia, per www.minnesotawildflowers.info.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Carex pedunculata var. pedunculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex pedunculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carex pedunculata var. pedunculata

SYNONYMOUS WITH New England Wildflower Society’s Flora Novae Angliae (Haines, 2011)
Carex pedunculata ssp. pedunculata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4487

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Nutrient-rich dry to mesic forests, usually over calcareous or mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal, equaling or mostly exceeding culms

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

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescences: spikes (most pistillate spikes emerging from basal nodes on long peduncles to 13 cm)

FRUIT:
Spring
Nutlet

 

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