Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1530

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it on cliffs receiving fog/cloud deposition and seepage, mostly at high elevations, over amphibolite, granite, gneiss, or schist, notably at Grandfather Mtn, Roan Mtn, Whiteside Mtn, 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Trichophorum cespitosum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trichophorum cespitosum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-08-001:
Scirpus cespitosus var. callosus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scirpus caespitosus

 

COMMON NAME:
Deerhair Bulrush, Deergrass


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image of Trichophorum cespitosum

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

        

image of Trichophorum cespitosum

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

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

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

JK Marlow    jkm120505_304

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

image of Trichophorum cespitosum

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

JK Marlow    jkm120505_310

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

image of Trichophorum cespitosum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtcaespitosu_habitatlg

August?    Burke County    NC

Linville Gorge

image of Trichophorum cespitosum

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtcaespitosum_gf2

August?    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

image of Trichophorum cespitosum

JK Marlow    jkm080924_086

September    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway