Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2875

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA, rare in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in tidal marshes, other marshes, inland salt marshes, rocky river beds, wet meadows, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brownish/Yellowish
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schoenoplectus pungens var. pungens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-08-007:
Scirpus americanus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Scirpus pungens var. pungens

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Threesquare, Chairmaker's Rush, Swordgrass