Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3960

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in marshes, esp tidal, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple - leaves usually consist of loose bladeless sheaths
Basal & low alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
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):
Cyperus articulatus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus articulatus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-01-015:
Cyperus articulatus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyperus articulatus

 

COMMON NAME:
jointed flatsedge


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image of Cyperus articulatus, jointed flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_articulatus_74299

May    Monroe County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Spikes usually numerous, congested, appearing as irregular clusters, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cyperus articulatus, jointed flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_articulatus_74329

May    Monroe County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Bracts 2-3, less than 3cm long. Peduncles 4-12, flat, glabrous, to 10cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cyperus articulatus, jointed flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_articulatus_74367

May    Monroe County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Blades flattish, absent or to 2cm long; leaves usually just a loose sheath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.