Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2981

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in swamp forests, including maritime swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Summer
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Yellowish
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhynchospora miliacea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-13-034:
Rhynchospora miliacea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Millet Beaksedge


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image of Rhynchospora miliacea

JK Marlow    jkm090717_040

July    Georgetown County    SC

Hobcaw Barony

Leaves exceeded by culms, blades flat, 4-7(-10)mm wide, per Flora of North America.

image of Rhynchospora miliacea

JK Marlow    jkm090717_045

July    Georgetown County    SC

Hobcaw Barony

Inflorescence branches of R. mixta and caduca can be superficially similar, per Weakley's Flora.