OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Eleocharis geniculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleocharis geniculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-03-008:
Eleocharis caribaea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eleocharis caribaea

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada spikesedge, Bent spikerush


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Keith Bradley    kab_e_geniculata_74805

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Culms producing at least some fertile spikelets, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Eleocharis geniculata, Canada spikesedge, Bent spikerush

Keith Bradley    kab_e_geniculata_74815

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Spikes ovoid to subglobose; achene body 0.7-1.0 mm long, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Eleocharis geniculata, Canada spikesedge, Bent spikerush

Keith Bradley    kab_e_geniculata_74820

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Plants tufted, without creeping rhizomes, per Flora of North America.

image of Eleocharis geniculata, Canada spikesedge, Bent spikerush

Keith Bradley    kab_e_geniculata_74820b

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Spike abruptly expanded from the culm, > 2x thick as culm immediately below, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Eleocharis geniculata, Canada spikesedge, Bent spikerush

Keith Bradley    kab_e_geniculata_74820c

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Eleocharis has no leaves, per Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges & Rushes of the US.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Eleocharis geniculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleocharis geniculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-03-008:
Eleocharis caribaea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eleocharis caribaea

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3943

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: marshes, moist disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - leaves consist of bladeless sheaths

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping], without creeping rhizomes

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Perianth bristles red-brown
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achenes brown ripening to black
Nutlet

 

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