Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

                       

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camera icon Common Name: Annual Greenhead Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Cyperus hortensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kyllinga pumila
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus tenuifolius 030-01-002

 

Look for it in moist soils of fields, ditches, lawns, shores of ponds and rivers

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Whitehead Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Cyperus sesquiflorus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kyllinga odorata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus sesquiflorus 030-01-003

 

Look for it in moist soils of fields, ditches, lawns, shores of ponds and rivers, sand and gravel bars

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont; uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Crested Greenhead Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Cyperus metzii
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kyllinga squamulata

 

Look for it in lawns, turf farms, athletic fields, golf courses, other disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Asia

 


drawing of Cyperus flavescens, Yellow Flatsedge need picture of leaf or frond of Cyperus flavescens, Yellow Flatsedge need picture of flower of Cyperus flavescens, Yellow Flatsedge need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cyperus flavescens, Yellow Flatsedge need picture of fruit of Cyperus flavescens, Yellow Flatsedge
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Common Name: Yellow Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus flavescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus flavescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus flavescens 030-01-004

 

Look for it in low fields, ditches, marshes, especially where seasonally flooded

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Granite Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus granitophilus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus granitophilus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus aristatus 030-01-011

 

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, rarely on diabase flatrocks and Altamaha Grit glades

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Cyperus squarrosus, Awned Flatsedge need picture of leaf or frond of Cyperus squarrosus, Awned Flatsedge need picture of flower of Cyperus squarrosus, Awned Flatsedge need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cyperus squarrosus, Awned Flatsedge need picture of fruit of Cyperus squarrosus, Awned Flatsedge
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Common Name: Awned Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus squarrosus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus squarrosus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus aristatus 030-01-011?

 

Look for it in moist depressions and seepages on granitic and other rocks, drawdown riverbanks, moist disturbed sites

Uncommon in GA & SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fragrant Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyperus odoratus
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus odoratus 030-01-013

 

Look for it in low fields, marshes, ditches

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Cyperus odoratus var. engelmannii, Slender Sand Flatsedge need picture of leaf or frond of Cyperus odoratus var. engelmannii, Slender Sand Flatsedge need picture of flower of Cyperus odoratus var. engelmannii, Slender Sand Flatsedge need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cyperus odoratus var. engelmannii, Slender Sand Flatsedge need picture of fruit of Cyperus odoratus var. engelmannii, Slender Sand Flatsedge
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Common Name: Slender Sand Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus odoratus var. engelmannii
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyperus odoratus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus engelmannii 030-01-013?

 

Look for it in alluvial and other damp to wet soils

Uncommon

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: jointed flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus articulatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus articulatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus articulatus 030-01-015

 

Look for it in marshes, esp tidal

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


drawing of Cyperus erythrorhizos, Redroot Flatsedge need picture of leaf or frond of Cyperus erythrorhizos, Redroot Flatsedge need picture of flower of Cyperus erythrorhizos, Redroot Flatsedge need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cyperus erythrorhizos, Redroot Flatsedge fruit of Cyperus erythrorhizos, Redroot Flatsedge
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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Redroot Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cyperus erythrorhizos
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus erythrorhizos
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus erythrorhizos 030-01-016

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches

Uncommon (common in NC-SC Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Cyperus rotundus, Purple Nutsedge, Nutgrass, Cocograss need picture of leaf or frond of Cyperus rotundus, Purple Nutsedge, Nutgrass, Cocograss need picture of flower of Cyperus rotundus, Purple Nutsedge, Nutgrass, Cocograss need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cyperus rotundus, Purple Nutsedge, Nutgrass, Cocograss need picture of fruit of Cyperus rotundus, Purple Nutsedge, Nutgrass, Cocograss
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speaker icon Common Name: Purple Nutsedge, Nutgrass, Cocograss
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cyperus rotundus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus rotundus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus rotundus 030-01-018

 

Look for it in gardens, fields, disturbed areas

Common (rare in Mountains, uncommon in NC Piedmont)

Non-native

 


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camera icon Common Name: Yellow Nutsedge, Yellow Nutgrass, Wild Chufa, Earth-almond
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cyperus esculentus +
PLANTS National Database: Cyperus esculentus +
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus esculentus 030-01-019

 

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Rice-field Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus iria
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus iria
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus iria 030-01-020

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, disturbed wet areas;

Common (rare in Mountains)

Non-native: Old World

 


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camera icon Common Name: Poorland Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus compressus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus compressus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus compressus 030-01-022

 

Look for it in sandy fields, disturbed areas

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: green flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus virens
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyperus virens
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus virens 030-01-028

 

Look for it in marshes and ditches

Uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Nutsedge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cyperus strigosus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus strigosus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus strigosus 030-01-029

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, wet flatwoods, wet disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Many-flowered Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus lancastriensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus lancastriensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus lancastriensis 030-01-031

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, and fields

Common in Carolinas, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


need drawing of Cyperus plukenetii, Starburst Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Sedge need picture of leaf or frond of Cyperus plukenetii, Starburst Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Sedge need picture of flower of Cyperus plukenetii, Starburst Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Sedge need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cyperus plukenetii, Starburst Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Sedge fruit of Cyperus plukenetii, Starburst Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Sedge
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camera icon Common Name: Starburst Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus plukenetii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus plukenetii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus plukenetii 030-01-034

 

Look for it in sandhills, sandy woodlands, thin soils of rock outcrops, and dry, disturbed areas.

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Cyperus echinatus, Round-headed Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge need picture of leaf or frond of Cyperus echinatus, Round-headed Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge need picture of flower of Cyperus echinatus, Round-headed Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cyperus echinatus, Round-headed Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge need picture of fruit of Cyperus echinatus, Round-headed Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge
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Common Name: Round-headed Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Cyperus echinatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus echinatus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus ovularis 030-01-035

 

Look for it in sandy woodlands, forests, fields, thin soils on outcrops, sand and gravel bars

Common in Piedmont & Carolina Coastal Plain, uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pineland Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus retrorsus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus retrorsus var. retrorsus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus retrorsus var. retrorsus 030-01-036a

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, and rock outcrops

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Globe Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cyperus croceus
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cyperus croceus
INCLUDING (MISAPPLIED) (?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus globulosus 030-01-039

 

Look for it in savannas, pine flatwoods, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Cyperus filiculmis, Southeastern Flatsedge need picture of leaf or frond of Cyperus filiculmis, Southeastern Flatsedge need picture of flower of Cyperus filiculmis, Southeastern Flatsedge need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cyperus filiculmis, Southeastern Flatsedge fruit of Cyperus filiculmis, Southeastern Flatsedge
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camera icon Common Name: Southeastern Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus filiculmis
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyperus lupulinus ssp. lupulinus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus filiculmis 030-01-040

 

Look for it in sandy or rocky woodlands, forests, and fields

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Variable Flatsedge, Smallflower Umbrella Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus difformis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus difformis

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Old World tropics

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Deep-rooted Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cyperus entrerianus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus entrerianus

 

Look for it in bottomland hardwood forests, coastal grasslands, marshes, vacant lots, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: temperate South America

 


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Common Name: Umbrella Plant
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus involucratus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus involucratus

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Non-native: Africa

 


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camera icon Common Name: Three-way Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Dulichium arundinaceum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dulichium arundinaceum 030-02-001

 

Look for it on streambanks, in marshes, bogs, ditches

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Eleocharis equisetoides, Horsetail Spikerush need picture of leaf or frond of Eleocharis equisetoides, Horsetail Spikerush need picture of flower of Eleocharis equisetoides, Horsetail Spikerush need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Eleocharis equisetoides, Horsetail Spikerush fruit of Eleocharis equisetoides, Horsetail Spikerush
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camera icon Common Name: Horsetail Spikerush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eleocharis equisetoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis equisetoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis equisetoides 030-03-001

 

Look for it in quiet waters of limesink (doline) ponds, natural lakes, borrow pits, ditches, artificial millponds

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Eleocharis quadrangulata, squarestem spikerush need picture of leaf or frond of Eleocharis quadrangulata, squarestem spikerush need picture of flower of Eleocharis quadrangulata, squarestem spikerush need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Eleocharis quadrangulata, squarestem spikerush need picture of fruit of Eleocharis quadrangulata, squarestem spikerush
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Common Name: squarestem spikerush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eleocharis quadrangulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis quadrangulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis quadrangulata 030-03-003

 

Look for it in ponds, marshes

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Eleocharis obtusa, Blunt Spikerush need picture of leaf or frond of Eleocharis obtusa, Blunt Spikerush need picture of flower of Eleocharis obtusa, Blunt Spikerush need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Eleocharis obtusa, Blunt Spikerush need picture of fruit of Eleocharis obtusa, Blunt Spikerush
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Common Name: Blunt Spikerush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Eleocharis obtusa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis obtusa
(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis obtusa 030-03-005

 

Look for it in ditches, marshes, disturbed wet areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Canada spikesedge, Bent spikerush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Eleocharis geniculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis geniculata
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis caribaea 030-03-008

 

Look for it in marshes

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Sand Spikerush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eleocharis montevidensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis montevidensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis montevidensis 030-03-019

 

Look for it in maritime wet grasslands, ponds, swales, ditches

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Viviparous Spikerush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eleocharis vivipara
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis vivipara
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis vivipara 030-03-020

 

Look for it in Coastal Plain ponds

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


need drawing of Eleocharis baldwinii, Baldwin’s Spikerush, Slender Spikerush, Roadgrass, Hair Grass need picture of leaf or frond of Eleocharis baldwinii, Baldwin’s Spikerush, Slender Spikerush, Roadgrass, Hair Grass need picture of flower of Eleocharis baldwinii, Baldwin’s Spikerush, Slender Spikerush, Roadgrass, Hair Grass need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Eleocharis baldwinii, Baldwin’s Spikerush, Slender Spikerush, Roadgrass, Hair Grass need picture of fruit of Eleocharis baldwinii, Baldwin’s Spikerush, Slender Spikerush, Roadgrass, Hair Grass
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camera icon Common Name: Baldwin’s Spikerush, Slender Spikerush, Roadgrass, Hair Grass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Eleocharis baldwinii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis baldwinii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis baldwinii 030-03-024

 

Look for it in bogs, pools, acid shores

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broadleaf Whitetop Sedge, Giant White-topped Sedge, White-bracted Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhynchospora latifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhynchospora latifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dichromena latifolia 030-04-001

 

Look for it in wet savannas

Common in GA Coastal Plain (uncommon in NC-SC), endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Narrowleaf Whitetop Sedge, White-bracted Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhynchospora colorata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhynchospora colorata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dichromena colorata 030-04-002

 

Look for it in wet savannas, ditches, dune swales

Uncommon, primarily endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Savannah Hairsedge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Bulbostylis ciliatifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. ciliatifolia
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis ciliatifolia 030-06-002

 

Look for it in moist to wet sands of savannas, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common (uncommon in NC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Elliott's Hairsedge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Bulbostylis coarctata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis ciliatifolia 030-06-002?

 

Look for it in sandhills, usually associated with longleaf pine and wiregrass

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Ware's Hairsedge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Bulbostylis warei
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis warei
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis warei 030-06-003

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry pine flatwoods, dunes

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: sandy field hairsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Bulbostylis stenophylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis stenophylla
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis stenophylla 030-06-004

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry savannas, Florida scrub, and disturbed sandy areas

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Old World Hairsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Bulbostylis barbata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis barbata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis barbata 030-06-005

 

Look for it in sandy fields

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (rare in Mtns & NC Piedmont)(uncommon elsewhere)

Non-native: Old World tropics

 


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camera icon Common Name: Marsh Fimbry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Fimbristylis castanea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis castanea
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fimbristylis spadicea 030-07-002

 

Look for it in brackish marshes and dune swales

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Fimbry
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Fimbristylis caroliniana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis caroliniana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fimbristylis spadicea 030-07-002?

 

Look for it in brackish or alkaline sands of marsh edges and dune swales, less typically in savannas or pine flatwoods

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Harper's Fimbry
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Fimbristylis perpusilla
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis perpusilla

 

Look for it in drawdown zones of natural depression ponds or exposed banks of blackwater rivers

Rare in Coastal Plain (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: ditch fimbry
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Fimbristylis schoenoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis schoenoides

 

Look for it in disturbed wetlands

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Trichophorum cespitosum
INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT PLANTS National Database: Trichophorum cespitosum
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus cespitosus var. callosus 030-08-001

 

Look for it on cliffs receiving fog/cloud deposition and seepage, mostly at high elevations, over amphibolite, granite, gneiss, or schist, notably at Grandfather Mtn, Roan Mtn, Whiteside Mtn, and Chimney Rock

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Keeled Bulrush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Isolepis carinata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Isolepis carinata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus koilolepis 030-08-002

 

Look for it in moist soils adjacent to granitic flatrocks, seepage areas, ephemeral pools, moist sandy sites, low fields, ditches

Uncommon in Piedmont of GA & SC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Common Threesquare, Chairmaker's Rush, Swordgrass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus americanus 030-08-007

 

Look for it in tidal marshes, other marshes, inland salt marshes, rocky river beds, wet meadows

Common (uncommon in GA, rare in NC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Softstem Bulrush, Great Bulrush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus validus 030-08-009

 

Look for it in tidal marshes, sedge meadows, streambeds, riverbeds, calcareous fens

Common (rare in GA Mountains & Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Saltmarsh Bulrush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Bolboschoenus robustus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus robustus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus robustus 030-08-011

 

Look for it in brackish marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Woodland Bulrush
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Scirpus expansus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus expansus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus expansus 030-08-012

 

Look for it in bogs, fens, marshes, streambeds

Common in Carolinas, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Black Bulrush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Scirpus atrovirens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus atrovirens
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus atrovirens 030-08-013

 

Look for it in marshes

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Georgia Bulrush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Scirpus georgianus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus georgianus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus atrovirens 030-08-013?

 

Look for it in marshes, wet areas, ditches

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Leafy Bulrush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Scirpus polyphyllus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus polyphyllus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus polyphyllus 030-08-014

 

Look for it in marshes, floodplain forests, mountain bogs, seeps, fens

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Scirpus cyperinus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus cyperinus
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus cyperinus 030-08-015

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, beaver ponds, disturbed wet ground

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Giant Bulrush, Southern Bulrush, Tule, California Bulrush
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Schoenoplectus californicus
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus californicus

 

Look for it in marshes

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Cuban Bulrush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus blepharoleptos
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oxycaryum cubense

 

Look for it in ponds and marshes, esp in floating vegetation mats

Rare

Non-native? New World tropics?

 


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Common Name: Roughseed Bulrush, Bog Bulrush, Ricefield Bulrush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Schoenoplectiella mucronata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectiella mucronata

 

Look for it in ponds, ditches, ricefields, disturbed wet ground

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tawny Cottongrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Eriophorum virginicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eriophorum virginicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eriophorum virginicum 030-09-001

 

Look for it in peaty sites, limited in habitat throughout the region, occurring in Mountains in bogs & fens, in Piedmont (formerly) in bogs, in the fall-line sandhills in burned-out pocosins, in Coastal Plain in pocosins, acidic seeps, & peat-burn pools

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Umbrella-sedge
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fuirena scirpoidea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fuirena scirpoidea

 

Look for it in natural lakes, pineland depression ponds, wet savannas

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tracy's Beaksedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhynchospora tracyi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhynchospora tracyi
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Rhynchospora tracyi 030-13-001

 

Look for it in cypress savannas and graminoid-dominated depressions, in small, clay-based Carolina bays or shallow limesink ponds (dolines), typically in shallow water or at the lower margins of pond-shores

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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