Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2337

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in savannas, flatwoods, pine-oak woodlands, meadows, bogs, and clay-based Carolina bays, typically on loamy sands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly low alternate, 3-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Scleria ciliata var. elliottii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scleria ciliata var. ciliata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-15-005?:
Scleria ciliata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Scleria ciliata var. elliottii

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Broad-leaved Hairy Nutrush