Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
See pictures, description, and read the story of its discovery at the International Clematis Society's "Clematis of the Month"'. (Click to enlarge!)
SYNONYMOUS WITH in prep.
INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Ware's Leatherflower, Coosa Leatherflower
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Sepals usually a uniform maroon/burgundy, but sometimes slightly greenish near the tip –Richard Ware
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America
Native to Georgia
Uncommon in Piedmont (rare elsewhere)
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets (usually) (but sometimes simple & 3-lobed)
Sepal exterior dusky purple sepal interior the same color
4 petaloid sepals, calyx broadly urceolate to campanulate
Inflorescence cymose-paniculate (3-7-flowered)
Aggregate of achenes
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
If a search such as "Carex leptalea var. leptalea" doesn't deliver the results you want, try "Carex leptalea".
Or, to minimize chances of a misspelling, try just "Carex le".
Less is more: If "pencil flower" doesn't deliver the results you want, try "pencil".