Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3082

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in circumneutral to alkaline situations, including brackish marshes, and rarely somewhat inland in savannas underlain by coquina limestone, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Scales chestnut-colored
Bisexual
Perianth absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Olive/Purplish
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cladium jamaicense   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cladium mariscus ssp. jamaicense   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-14-002:
Cladium jamaicense   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Mariscus jamaicensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Sawgrass