OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleocharis quadrangulata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-03-003:
Eleocharis quadrangulata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eleocharis quadrangulata

 

COMMON NAME:
Squarestem Spikerush


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image of Eleocharis quadrangulata, Squarestem Spikerush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_elqu_004_lvd

        

image of Eleocharis quadrangulata, Squarestem Spikerush

Dan Whitten    sdw_052921_aquatic

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Flowers (scales) 50-100 per spike, arranged in obvious spiral rows, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Eleocharis quadrangulata, Squarestem Spikerush

Dan Whitten    sdw_053121_eleocharis1

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Culm appears unjointed, sharply 3-4-angled when fresh [bonus: Calico Pennant!], per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Eleocharis quadrangulata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleocharis quadrangulata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-03-003:
Eleocharis quadrangulata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eleocharis quadrangulata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2873

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

Habitat: Pools, marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - leaves consist of bladeless sheaths

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish/Brownish
Nutlet

 

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