OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Trichophorum cespitosum   FAMILY Cyperaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trichophorum cespitosum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Trichophorum cespitosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Trichophorum caespitosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Scirpus cespitosus

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-08-001:
Scirpus cespitosus var. callosus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scirpus caespitosus

 

COMMON NAME:
Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush


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image of Trichophorum cespitosum, Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_scce2_001_lvd

        

image of Trichophorum cespitosum, Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

JK Marlow    jkm120505_181

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Perennial in dense tussocks, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Trichophorum cespitosum, Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

JK Marlow    jkm120505_212

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Culms terete or nearly so, smooth, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Trichophorum cespitosum, Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

JK Marlow    jkm120505_212b

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Spikelet solitary, involucral bract absent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Trichophorum cespitosum, Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

JK Marlow    jkm120505_304

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

image of Trichophorum cespitosum, Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

JK Marlow    jkm120505_305

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

Scales brown, 3mm long, acute, caducous, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Trichophorum cespitosum, Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

JK Marlow    jkm120505_310

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

image of Trichophorum cespitosum, Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtcaespitosu_habitatlg

August?    Burke County    NC

Linville Gorge

image of Trichophorum cespitosum, Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtcaespitosum_gf1

August?    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

Culms 20-50cm tall, densely ribbed. Blades absent or to 1cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Trichophorum cespitosum, Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtcaespitosum_gf2

August?    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

image of Trichophorum cespitosum, Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass, Tufted Bulrush

JK Marlow    jkm080924_086

September    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Trichophorum cespitosum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trichophorum cespitosum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Trichophorum cespitosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Trichophorum caespitosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Scirpus cespitosus

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-08-001:
Scirpus cespitosus var. callosus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Scirpus caespitosus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1530

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Cliffs receiving fog/cloud deposition and seepage, mostly at high elevations, over amphibolite, granite, gneiss, or schist, notably at Grandfather Mountain, Roan Mountain, Mount LeConte, Whiteside Mountain, and Chimney Rock, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, blades absent or to 1cm long

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brownish
Nutlet

 

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