Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2257

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common

Look for it in dry to moist forests and woodlands, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
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 (5/21/15):
Scleria oligantha   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scleria oligantha   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-15-001:
Scleria oligantha   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Scleria oligantha

 

COMMON NAME:
Few-flowered Nutrush