Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2054

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in peaty limesink depression ponds (dolines), from standing water to the upper margins of the pond-shore, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, mostly 3-ranked, culms leafiest at base

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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 (10/20/20):
Rhynchospora harperi   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchospora harperi   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Rhynchospora (Cyperaceae) of South Carolina and the Eastern United States (McMillan, 2007)
Rhynchospora harperi

INCLUDED WITHIN Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Rhynchospora filifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rynchospora harperi

 

COMMON NAME:
Harper's Beaksedge


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image of Rhynchospora harperi, Harper's Beaksedge

JK Marlow    jkm060423_060

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Principal leaf blades narrowly linear, no wider than 2 mm, per Flora of North America.