Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3943

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple - leaves consist of bladeless sheaths

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Plants tufted, without creeping rhizomes

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achenes brown ripening to black
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 (5/21/15):
Eleocharis geniculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleocharis geniculata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-03-008:
Eleocharis caribaea   FAMILY Cyperaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Eleocharis caribaea

 

COMMON NAME:
Canada spikesedge, Bent spikerush


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image of Eleocharis geniculata

Keith Bradley    kab_e_geniculata_74805

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

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

image of Eleocharis geniculata

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.

image of Eleocharis geniculata

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

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.

image of Eleocharis geniculata

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.