Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Your search found 169 taxa in the family Cyperaceae, Sedge family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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

 

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, Fragrant Spikesedge
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Cyperus sesquiflorus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kyllinga odorata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus sesquiflorus 030-01-003   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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: (10/20/20) Cyperus metzii   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Kyllinga squamulata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus flavescens   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus flavescens 030-01-004   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus granitophilus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus aristatus 030-01-011   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyperus odoratus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus odoratus 030-01-013   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus articulatus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus articulatus 030-01-015   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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: (10/20/20) Cyperus erythrorhizos   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus erythrorhizos   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus erythrorhizos 030-01-016   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, ditches, shores, mud flats

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: (10/20/20) Cyperus rotundus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus rotundus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus rotundus 030-01-018   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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: (10/20/20) Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus esculentus 030-01-019   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, shores, other disturbed areas

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus iria   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus iria 030-01-020   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus compressus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus compressus 030-01-022   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyperus virens   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus virens 030-01-028   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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, Straw Flatsedge, Straw-colored Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus strigosus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus strigosus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus strigosus 030-01-029   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Cyperus lancastriensis, Many-flowered Flatsedge need picture of leaf or frond of Cyperus lancastriensis, Many-flowered Flatsedge need picture of flower of Cyperus lancastriensis, Many-flowered Flatsedge need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cyperus lancastriensis, Many-flowered Flatsedge fruit of Cyperus lancastriensis, Many-flowered Flatsedge
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camera icon Common Name: Many-flowered Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cyperus lancastriensis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus lancastriensis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus lancastriensis 030-01-031   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, and fields

Common in Carolinas, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Cyperus retrofractus, Rough Flatsedge need picture of leaf or frond of Cyperus retrofractus, Rough Flatsedge need picture of flower of Cyperus retrofractus, Rough Flatsedge need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Cyperus retrofractus, Rough Flatsedge need picture of fruit of Cyperus retrofractus, Rough Flatsedge
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Common Name: Rough Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus retrofractus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus retrofractus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus dipsaciformis 030-01-033   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Common (uncommon 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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus plukenetii   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus plukenetii 030-01-034   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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

 


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camera icon Common Name: Roundhead Flatsedge, Globe Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Cyperus echinatus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus echinatus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus ovularis 030-01-035   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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

 

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: Baldwin's Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus croceus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Cyperus croceus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus retrorsus var. robustus 030-01-036c   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas, pine flatwoods, disturbed areas

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

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: (10/20/20) Cyperus filiculmis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyperus lupulinus ssp. lupulinus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus filiculmis 030-01-040   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in longleaf pine sandhills, other 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: Great Plains Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus lupulinus +   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus lupulinus +   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cyperus filiculmis 030-01-040?   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in dry sterile soils in fields and meadows

Common to rare, depending on variety

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

 

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, Woodrush Flatsedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cyperus entrerianus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyperus entrerianus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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

Common in GA, rare in SC

Non-native: temperate South America

 


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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Non-native: Africa

 


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camera icon Common Name: Threeway Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Dulichium arundinaceum   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dulichium arundinaceum 030-02-001   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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: (10/20/20) Eleocharis equisetoides   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis equisetoides   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis equisetoides 030-03-001   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Squarestem Spikerush
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Eleocharis quadrangulata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis quadrangulata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis quadrangulata 030-03-003   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in pools, marshes

Uncommon

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis obtusa   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
(?) INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis obtusa 030-03-005   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis geniculata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis caribaea 030-03-008   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in marshes

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Sand Spikerush
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Eleocharis montevidensis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis montevidensis   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis montevidensis 030-03-019   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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: (10/20/20) Eleocharis vivipara   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis vivipara   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis vivipara 030-03-020   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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: (10/20/20) Eleocharis baldwinii   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Eleocharis baldwinii   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Eleocharis baldwinii 030-03-024   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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 Whitetop Sedge, White-bracted Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhynchospora latifolia   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhynchospora latifolia   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dichromena latifolia 030-04-001   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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, Starrush Whitetop Sedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Rhynchospora colorata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Rhynchospora colorata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dichromena colorata 030-04-002   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in wet savannas, ditches, dune swales

Uncommon, primarily endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris, Densetuft Hairsedge, Common Hairsedge need picture of leaf or frond of Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris, Densetuft Hairsedge, Common Hairsedge need picture of flower of Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris, Densetuft Hairsedge, Common Hairsedge need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris, Densetuft Hairsedge, Common Hairsedge need picture of fruit of Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris, Densetuft Hairsedge, Common Hairsedge
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Common Name: Densetuft Hairsedge, Common Hairsedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis capillaris 030-06-001   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it on thin soils on rock outcrops, especially granite domes and granite flatrocks (but also on mafic rocks, such as diabase), sandy soils, fields, bogs

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Savannah Hairsedge, Capillary Hairsedge
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Bulbostylis ciliatifolia   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. ciliatifolia   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis ciliatifolia 030-06-002   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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: (10/20/20) Bulbostylis coarctata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis ciliatifolia 030-06-002?   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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: (10/20/20) Bulbostylis warei   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis warei   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis warei 030-06-003   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, dry pine flatwoods, dunes, Florida scrub

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC, rare in NC (if still there)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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

 

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, Water-grass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Bulbostylis barbata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Bulbostylis barbata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Bulbostylis barbata 030-06-005   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis castanea   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fimbristylis spadicea 030-07-002   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis caroliniana   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Fimbristylis spadicea 030-07-002?   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis perpusilla   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fimbristylis schoenoides   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Isolepis carinata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus koilolepis 030-08-002   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus americanus 030-08-007   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
(?) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus validus 030-08-009   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus robustus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus robustus 030-08-011   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus expansus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus expansus 030-08-012   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus georgianus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus atrovirens 030-08-013?   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus polyphyllus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus polyphyllus 030-08-014   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Scirpus cyperinus 030-08-015   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectus californicus   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Oxycaryum cubense   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cyperaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenoplectiella mucronata   FAMILY: Cyperaceae

 

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

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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