OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus compressus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-022:
Cyperus compressus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cyperus compressus

 

COMMON NAME:
Poorland Flatsedge


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image of Cyperus compressus, Poorland Flatsedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyco_001_lvd

        

image of Cyperus compressus, Poorland Flatsedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cyco_003_lvd

        

image of Cyperus compressus, Poorland Flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_compressus_77325

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Spikes 1-6, in subglobose clusters. Peduncles to 10cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cyperus compressus, Poorland Flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_compressus_77325b

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Spikelets digitate or subdigitate, broadly linear to slightly tetragonal, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cyperus compressus, Poorland Flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_compressus_77332

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Leaf blades 1-2mm wide. Bracts 2-5,1-2mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cyperus compressus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus compressus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-022:
Cyperus compressus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cyperus compressus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3961

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual?

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Sandy fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple (basal leaves with sheaths and blades)
Basal & low alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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