OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scirpus georgianus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-08-013?:
Scirpus atrovirens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Bulrush


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image of Scirpus georgianus, Georgia Bulrush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_scge2_002_lvd

        

image of Scirpus georgianus, Georgia Bulrush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_scirpus_georgianus_6

May    Iredell County    NC

Coarse tufted perennial from short, thick rhizomes. Blade tips 3-angled, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Scirpus georgianus, Georgia Bulrush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_scirpus_georgianus_1

June    Iredell County    NC

S. atrovirens, georgianus, hattorianus & flaccidifolius difficult to identify, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Scirpus georgianus, Georgia Bulrush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_scirpus_georgianus_2

June    Iredell County    NC

Spikelets in umbellate clusters or heads. Nutlets whitish; bristles us. absent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scirpus georgianus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-08-013?:
Scirpus atrovirens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

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2258

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in marshes, wet areas, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 6-12 per culm

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Whitish
Nutlet

 

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