OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Carex radfordii   FAMILY Cyperaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex radfordii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Radford's Sedge


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image of Carex radfordii, Radford's Sedge

Alan S. Weakley    asw_763413622162480

April        SC

Jocassee Gorges

Basal leaf sheaths pale and striped.

image of Carex radfordii, Radford's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm090425_001

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Carex radfordii, Radford's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm090425_003

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Carex radfordii, Radford's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm140412_927

April    Transylvania County    NC

image of Carex radfordii, Radford's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7073

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Staminate scales 7-11 × 1.2-2mm, margins hyaline, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex radfordii, Radford's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7076

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Perigynia 3-10 per spike, loosely overlapping, ascending, obovate; beak slightly recurved, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex radfordii, Radford's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220421_7078

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Clumps of pale blue-green leaves, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia (Chafin, 2007).

image of Carex radfordii, Radford's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm221103_0525

November    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Carex radfordii, Radford's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm221103_0526

November    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Carex radfordii, Radford's Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm221103_0527

November    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Carex radfordii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex radfordii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

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1992

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Habitat: Very nutrient-rich, moist cove forests in the Blue Ridge Escarpment region, over calcareous or mafic rocks (especially along the Brevard Fault), per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 3-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

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

Inflorescences: spikes (terminal spike staminate; 2-4 lateral spikes pistillate)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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