Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2477

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in natural lakes, pineland depression ponds, wet savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, mostly sheath

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brownish
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Fuirena scirpoidea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fuirena scirpoidea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Umbrella-sedge


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmfscirpoidea_stjoe2

June    Gulf County    FL

Spikelets ovoid to lance-ovoid, apex blunt, per Flora of North America.