Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1339

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in marshes, ditches, beaver ponds, disturbed wet ground, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets reddish-brown
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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 (1968) 030-08-015:
Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scirpus cyperinus

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scirpus eriophorum

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush


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image of Scirpus cyperinus

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3

August    DeKalb County    GA

Stone Mountain Park

image of Scirpus cyperinus

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3b

August    DeKalb County    GA

Stone Mountain Park

Spikelets in large terminal arching clusters, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Scirpus cyperinus

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3c

August    DeKalb County    GA

Stone Mountain Park

image of Scirpus cyperinus

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3d

August    DeKalb County    GA

Stone Mountain Park

image of Scirpus cyperinus

Gill Newberry    gn09_scirpus_cyperinus

September