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 reduced to a loose sheath
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

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

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

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.