OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex tonsa var. tonsa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carex tonsa var. tonsa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-042?:
Carex umbellata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

(?) -
Carex umbellata var. tonsa

 

COMMON NAME:
Shaved Sedge


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image of Carex tonsa, Shaved Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7161

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Forest

Young leaves short, broad and rigid, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex tonsa var. tonsa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carex tonsa var. tonsa

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-042?:
Carex umbellata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

(?) -
Carex umbellata var. tonsa

 

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4502

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in NC Mountains & Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Dry rock outcrops, xeric disturbed areas, old fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal?

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Loosely or densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 1-3 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer?
Nutlet

 

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