OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Carex pallescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex pallescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carex pallescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Sedge


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_capa17_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Carex pallescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex pallescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Carex pallescens

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4506

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to North Carolina?

Rare

Habitat: Grassy balds at high elevations, other grassy openings, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

FLOWER:
Summer
Unisexual
Perianth absent
3 stamens
Superior ovary

Inflorescences: terminal spike staminate (rarely gynecandrous, with fewer than 25% of the flowers pistillate)

FRUIT:
Summer?
Nutlet

 

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