Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3963

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Rare

Look for it on granitic flatrocks, rarely on diabase flatrocks and Altamaha Grit glades, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

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 granitophilus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus granitophilus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-01-011:
Cyperus aristatus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyperus inflexus

 

COMMON NAME:
Granite Flatsedge