Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2663

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common or uncommon, depending on variety

Look for it in wet to dry pine flatwoods, pine savannas, depression meadows (var. pauciflora), or in savannas of the Coastal Plain (var. caroliniana), 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 pauciflora +   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scleria pauciflora +   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-15-004:
Scleria pauciflora   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Papillose Nutrush, Carolina Nutrush