Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1244

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Look for it in bogs and fens, seepages, and wet rock outcrops in the Mountains and upper Piedmont, also in wet habitats in the Coastal Plain of northeast NC and eastern VA, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, mostly 3-ranked, culms leafy

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhynchospora capitellata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchospora capitellata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-13-017:
Rhynchospora capitellata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Brownish Beaksedge