Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2871

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it on streambanks, in marshes, bogs, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet ...Moist

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dulichium arundinaceum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-02-001:
Dulichium arundinaceum   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Dulichium arundinaceum

 

COMMON NAME:
Three-way Sedge


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image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum

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

        

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum

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

        

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum

JK Marlow    jkm151024_582

October    Greenville County    SC

Blue Wall Preserve

Dulichium and Cyperus are the only genera of sedges with florets 2-ranked, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum

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

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

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.