Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2979

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in xeric sandhills, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, mostly 3-ranked, culms leafy

FLOWER:
Summer
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Dark
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Rhynchospora megalocarpa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchospora megalocarpa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-13-026:
Rhynchospora megalocarpa   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandy-field Beaksedge, Sandhill Beaksedge