Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3598

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 6-12 per culm

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Whitish
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):
Scirpus atrovirens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Scirpus atrovirens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-08-013:
Scirpus atrovirens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Bulrush