Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2431

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Look for it in Coastal Plain ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - leaves consist of bladeless sheaths

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Olive
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eleocharis vivipara   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleocharis vivipara   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-03-020:
Eleocharis vivipara   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Viviparous Spikerush