OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Bulbostylis coarctata   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-06-002?:
Bulbostylis ciliatifolia   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Bulbostylis coarctata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Stenophyllus coarctatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Elliott's Hairsedge


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image of Bulbostylis coarctata, Elliott's Hairsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_b_coarctata_71860

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Ludlam Pineland Preserve

Spikelets mostly on slender pedicels, inflorescence thus open and umbel-like, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Bulbostylis coarctata, Elliott's Hairsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_b_coarctata_71874

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Ludlam Pineland Preserve

Inflorescence a compound (rarely simple) umbel of many (8-30) spikelets, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Bulbostylis coarctata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bulbostylis ciliatifolia var. coarctata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-06-002?:
Bulbostylis ciliatifolia   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Bulbostylis coarctata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Stenophyllus coarctatus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2740

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

Habitat: Sandhills, usually associated with longleaf pine and wiregrass, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Scales brown
Spikelets sessile or pedicellate
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish/Grayish
Nutlet

 

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