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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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