OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex abscondita   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carex cumberlandensis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-062?:
Carex abscondita   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex abscondita

 

COMMON NAME:
Cumberland Sedge


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image of Carex cumberlandensis, Cumberland Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220419_6994

April    Pickens County    SC

Peduncles of proximal spikes usually drooping or nodding, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Carex cumberlandensis, Cumberland Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220503_7508

May    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Carex cumberlandensis, Cumberland Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220503_7512

May    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex abscondita   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carex cumberlandensis

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-062?:
Carex abscondita   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex abscondita

 

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4503


Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in GA Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Rich, mesic to dry, deciduous or mixed forests, especially over calcareous substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

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; 2-3 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Summer
Nutlet

 

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