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, Three-way Sedge

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

        

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Three-way Sedge

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

        

image of Dulichium arundinaceum var. arundinaceum, Three-way Sedge

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, Three-way 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, Three-way 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, Three-way 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.