Synonym(s): Carex asa-grayi, Carex grayi var. hispidula
Image ID: 13339
Image by: Sorrie, Bruce A.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex grayi
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Last Modified: 2020-01-01
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 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).
FRUITING PERIOD: DISTRIBUTION
NATIVE RANGE: eastern North America HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Gray’s Sedge is an unusual southeastern native perennial. Attractive spiky green seed heads add interest to the garden or In flower arrangements. The bright green narrow leaves look good throughout the growing season. This native sedge thrives in wet areas, such as at the edge of a pond. It will also grow well in average garden soil.Gray’s Sedge has no known pests or problems.
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex grayi
COMMON NAME: Grayís Sedge
SYNONYMY: [= C, FNA, K, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3; = C. grayii - G, GW, M, orthographic variant; > C. grayii var. grayii - F; > C. grayii var. hispidula A. Gray - F; = C. asa-grayi L.H. Bailey - S]
HABITAT: Bottomland forests, tidal swamps.
COMMENTS: Sw. QC west to WI and IA, south to nw. GA and OK; disjunct in Panhandle FL.
RANGE MAP: Carex grayi.png
Key to Map SymbolsABOUT 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.
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