Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2027

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in marshes, floodplain forests, mountain bogs, seeps, fens, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, 14-26 per culm

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary
Spikelets in umbellate clusters or heads

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Scirpus polyphyllus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scirpus polyphyllus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-08-014:
Scirpus polyphyllus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scirpus polyphyllus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Scirpus polyphyllus

 

COMMON NAME:
Leafy Bulrush


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image of Scirpus polyphyllus

JK Marlow    jkm120617_973

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

Glen Peterson    gkp9254_foliaceousbracts

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Involucre of several foliaceous bracts, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

Glen Peterson    gkp9261_bladenotseptate

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

Glen Peterson    gkp9263_sheathpurplespots

July    Spartanburg County    SC

The ventral surface of the sheath is purple-spotted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

Glen Peterson    gkp9265_youngtop

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

Glen Peterson    gkp9267_scirpolspike

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Spikelets ovoid, 3-4mm long, 2-3mm broad, sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

JK Marlow    jkm120729_083

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Inflorescence branched. Spikelets in umbellate clusters or heads, sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

JK Marlow    jkm120729_086

July    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

JK Marlow    jkm120729_096

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Culms with 10-20 leaves, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

JK Marlow    jkm170818_653

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm0509k_34

September    Transylvania County    NC

Silver Run Preserve

Scales reddish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

JK Marlow    jkm0509k_36

September    Transylvania County    NC

Silver Run Preserve

Leaves primarily cauline, more than 10 per culm, to 2dm long, 4-9mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

JK Marlow    jkm161009_895

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

JK Marlow    jkm161009_897

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

JK Marlow    jkm161009_899

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

image of Scirpus polyphyllus

JK Marlow    jkm161009_900

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest