Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2259

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Uncommon (common in NC-SC Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains)

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Cream
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 (11/30/12):
Cyperus erythrorhizos   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus erythrorhizos   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-01-016:
Cyperus erythrorhizos   FAMILY Cyperaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyperus erythrorhizos

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyperus halei

 

COMMON NAME:
Redroot Flatsedge