Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2438

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in peaty sites, limited in habitat throughout the region, occurring in Mountains in bogs & fens, in Piedmont (formerly) in bogs, in the fall-line sandhills in burned-out pocosins, in Coastal Plain in pocosins, acidic seeps, & peat-burn pools, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Eriophorum virginicum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eriophorum virginicum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-09-001:
Eriophorum virginicum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Tawny Cottongrass