Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3962

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in sandy or rocky woodlands, forests, and fields, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus lupulinus ssp. lupulinus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-01-040:
Cyperus filiculmis   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southeastern Flatsedge