Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1341

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in wet to mesic flatwoods, savannas, & hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Scleria triglomerata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scleria triglomerata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-15-002:
Scleria triglomerata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Scleria triglomerata

 

COMMON NAME:
Tall Nutrush, Stone-rush, Whip Nutrush


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image of Scleria triglomerata

JK Marlow    jkm150822_857

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves hairless, grasslike, upper leaf blades folded and keeled, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Scleria triglomerata

JK Marlow    jkm150822_858

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Scleria triglomerata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmstriglomerata_cabins

Month Unknown    Clarendon County    SC

Stem sharply triangular in cross-section, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Scleria triglomerata

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmstriglomerata_cabinsb

Month Unknown    Clarendon County    SC

Nutlet smooth, lustrous, resembling a tiny egg nestled in the leafy bracts, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.