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Carex appalachica

Carex appalachica J. Webber & P.W. Ball

appalachian sedge

Carex appalachica (Appalachian Sedge)
Image ID: 26871
Image by: Bridges, Edwin
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: CAAP5
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex appalachica
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2020-01-01

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: CAREX
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Carex
GENUS AUTHORITY: L.
GENUS COMMON: Sedge
GENUS SUMMARY: (by Alan S. Weakley and Bruce A. Sorrie)
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: All species of this section in our area form large clonal colonies by rhizomes.
GENUS REFERENCES: Mackenzie (1931-1935)=M; Ball & Reznicek in FNA (2002b); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b); Frye & Lea (2001). Key to sections adapted closely from FNA.

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: CYPERA
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Cyperaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: A.L. de Jussieu 1789
FAMILY COMMON: Sedge Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 100 genera and 5000 species, mostly herbs, cosmopolitan.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Ball, Reznicek, & Murray in FNA (2002b); Muasya et al. (2009); Tucker (1987); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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HEIGHT: 6-12 inches

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Grass/Grasslike

LEAF ARRANGEMENT: Basal
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FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: May-Jun
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BLOOM COLOR: Evergreen foliage
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HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: This lovely sedge is native to the dry woods of eastern North America. Appalachian sedge can be used as ground cover in those dry shady areas of your yard. It is a true clump grower and would make a great low-maintenance lawn as long as planted in dry to average soil. This is a soft, finely textures grass that can also be used as a border or mixed with other woodland type plants.

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Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 4
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 7
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
182 2008-0354 2019-07-05 182 View


GRIM COLLECTIONS

Coll_id Project Collection date Collector Action
182 HORT 2008-03-20 Stern View


GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
359 182 170 Stern 2008-03-20 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: CAAP5
USDA Common Name: Appalachian Sedge
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (CT, GA, KY, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV), CAN (ON, QC)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex appalachica
COMMON NAME: Appalachian Sedge
SYNONYMY: [= C, FNA, K, Pa, Tn, Va; < C. rosea - G, RAB, W; = C. radiata - F, M, S, misapplied]
PHENOLOGY: May-Jun.
HABITAT: Dry to mesic forests, rock outcrops.
COMMENTS: ME and ON south to w. SC, n. GA, and e. TN. First reported for South Carolina by Hill & Horn (1997) and Gaddy (2014).
RANGE MAP: Carex appalachica.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Cyperaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Sedge Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 100 genera and 5000 species, mostly herbs, cosmopolitan.
REFERENCE: Ball, Reznicek, & Murray in FNA (2002b); Muasya et al. (2009); Tucker (1987); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Carex L. (Sedge)
SUMMARY: (by Alan S. Weakley and Bruce A. Sorrie)
REFERENCE: Mackenzie (1931-1935)=M; Ball & Reznicek in FNA (2002b); Goetghebeur in Kubitzki (1998b); Frye & Lea (2001). Key to sections adapted closely from FNA.

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Carex appalachica in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Carex appalachica in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Carex appalachica in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Carex appalachica in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Carex appalachica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex appalachica

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 26871
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 26871

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