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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum   FAMILY Cyperaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dulichium arundinaceum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-02-001:
Dulichium arundinaceum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dulichium arundinaceum

 

COMMON NAME:
Threeway Sedge


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image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Threeway Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_duar3_001_lvd

        

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Threeway Sedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_duar3_003_lvd

        

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Threeway Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm130824_606

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Short axillary clusters of spikelets (vs. Cyperus with terminal spikelets), per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Threeway Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm130824_609

August    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Threeway Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm140816_735

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Threeway Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm140816_737

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Threeway Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm151024_582

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Threeway Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm151024_585

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

Its distinctly 3-ranked leaf arrangement is best seen from directly above, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Threeway Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm151024_587

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

Leaves have rough margins, clasping bases, and pointed tips, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Threeway Sedge

Keith Bradley    kab_d_arundinaceum_8619

November    Lexington County    SC

Shealey's Pond Heritage Preserve

Numerous flowers grow in twice-branched clusters from upper leaf axils, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dulichium arundinaceum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-02-001:
Dulichium arundinaceum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dulichium arundinaceum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2871

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Streambanks, marshes, bogs, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, conspicuously 3-ranked along the whole length of the stem

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Green at first then turning brownish
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish
Nutlet

 

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