OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scleria triglomerata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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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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, Tall Nutrush, Stone-rush, Whip Nutrush

JK Marlow    jkm150822_858

August    Oconee County    SC

Brasstown Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Scleria triglomerata, Tall Nutrush, Stone-rush, Whip Nutrush

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, Tall Nutrush, Stone-rush, Whip Nutrush

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.

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scleria triglomerata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-15-002:
Scleria triglomerata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1341

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Wet to mesic pine flatwoods, pine savannas, and hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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