Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4449

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (common in NC Mountains)

Look for it in bogs and seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal? Alternate, 3-ranked?

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

Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Carex atlantica ssp. atlantica   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Carex atlantica var. atlantica

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-17-024 & 025:
Carex atlantica   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Carex incomperta

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Carex atlantica

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Carex incomperta

 

COMMON NAME:
Prickly Bog Sedge


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image of Carex atlantica, Prickly Bog Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cain31_001_lvd

        

image of Carex atlantica, Prickly Bog Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210426_9783

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaf blades 1.5-3mm wide. Spikes more than 1 per culm, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex atlantica, Prickly Bog Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210426_9789

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Spikes mostly uniform, sessile. Perigynia broadly ovoid, spreading, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Carex atlantica, Prickly Bog Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0040

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Carex atlantica, Prickly Bog Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm210507_0072

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve