Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2874

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (rare in GA Mountains & Piedmont)

Look for it in marshes, sedge meadows, streambeds, riverbeds, calcareous fens, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (rarely 1 or 2 stem leaves)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a compound umbel

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish/Grayish
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani   FAMILY Cyperaceae

(?) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-08-009:
Scirpus validus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Scirpus tabernaemontani

 

COMMON NAME:
Softstem Bulrush, Great Bulrush