OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-08-015:
Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scirpus cyperinus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scirpus eriophorum

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush


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image of Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3

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, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3b

August    DeKalb County    GA

Stone Mountain Park

image of Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3c

August    DeKalb County    GA

Stone Mountain Park

Inflorescence with several long, flexuous to drooping stalks to 15cm long, per Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States.

image of Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush

Carrie Hannah Penn    chp_s_cyperinus_fruit3d

August    DeKalb County    GA

Stone Mountain Park

Spikelets ovoid, 3-5mm long, about 3mm wide at base. Scales reddish-brown, per Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States.

image of Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_082521blairsville28

August    Union County    GA

Meeks Park Disc Golf Course

image of Scirpus cyperinus, Woolgrass Bulrush, Marsh Bulrush

Gill Newberry    gn09_scirpus_cyperinus

September        

 

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) 030-08-015:
Scirpus cyperinus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scirpus cyperinus

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scirpus eriophorum

 

Find by scientific name:

1339

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Habitat: marshes, ditches, beaver ponds, disturbed wet ground, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets reddish-brown
Nutlet

 

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