OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/13/22):
Carex tenera   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex tenera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carex tenera var. tenera

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Carex tenera

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-035:
Carex tenera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Slender Sedge, Quill Sedge


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image of Carex tenera, Slender Sedge, Quill Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cate3_002_lvd

        

image of Carex tenera, Slender Sedge, Quill Sedge

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_carex_tenera1

April    Moore County    NC

Inflorescences often flexible and nodding, open, w elongate spikes; rachis usually thin and wiry, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex tenera, Slender Sedge, Quill Sedge

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_carex_tenera1b

April    Moore County    NC

Spikes distant or loosely aggregated, ovoid to globose, base tapered or clavate, apex rounded, per Flora of North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/13/22):
Carex tenera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex tenera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carex tenera var. tenera

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Biota of North America Program. BONAP (Kartesz, 2015)
Carex tenera

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-035:
Carex tenera   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4501

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Low forests, 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

Inflorescences: spikes w both staminate & pistillate flowers (pistillate above)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer?
Nutlet

 

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