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 (11/30/12):
Trichophorum caespitosum ssp. caespitosum   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

LESS THAN 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