Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3944

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual?

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

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Look for it in bogs, pools, acid shores, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple - leaves consist of bladeless sheaths

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Often mat-forming, often stoloniferous; rhizomes absent

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Scales reddish with yellowish keels
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 baldwinii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleocharis baldwinii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-03-024:
Eleocharis baldwinii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Baldwin’s Spikerush