OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Carex gynandra   FAMILY Cyperaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex gynandra   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Carex gynandra

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 23 (2002)

Carex gynandra

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)

Carex crinita

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-103b:

Carex crinita var. gynandra   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Carex gynandra

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge


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image of Carex gynandra, Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cagy4_001_lvd

        

image of Carex gynandra, Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6659

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Carex gynandra, Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm220412_6663

April    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

Leaf blades not involute, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex gynandra, Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm230525_3526

May    Jackson County     NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Spikes pendant: 2-5 pistillate, 1-3 staminate, per Flora of North America.

image of Carex gynandra, Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm230525_3529

May    Jackson County     NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Carex gynandra, Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm230525_3530

May    Jackson County     NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Sheaths strongly scabrous, per Weakley's Flora (2023).

image of Carex gynandra, Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm230525_3533

May    Jackson County     NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Widest leaves per plant (5-) 6.5-10.5 (-14) mm wide, per Weakley's Flora (2023).

image of Carex gynandra, Mountain Fringed Sedge, Nodding Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm230525_3534

May    Jackson County     NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Proximal bract longer than inflorescence, per Flora of North America.

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Carex gynandra   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex gynandra   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Carex gynandra

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 23
Carex gynandra

INCLUDED WITHIN Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Carex crinita

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-103b:
Carex crinita var. gynandra   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Carex gynandra

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2732

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Habitat: bogs, swamp forests, seepages, beaver wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

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

Inflorescences: spikes (1-3 staminate & 3-6 pistillate, drooping)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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