Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2265

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains)

Look for it in bottomlands, calcareous forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Carex oxylepis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex oxylepis var. oxylepis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Carex oxylepis var. pubescens

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-082:
Carex oxylepis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Carex oxylepis

 

COMMON NAME:
Sharp-scaled Sedge


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image of Carex oxylepis, Sharp-scaled Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_oxylepis_1

April    Iredell County    NC

image of Carex oxylepis, Sharp-scaled Sedge

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_carex_oxylepis_2

April    Lincoln County    NC

Perigynia coarsely nerved, olive, ellipsoid, beaks short, bidentate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.