OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cyperus granitophilus   FAMILY Cyperaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus granitophilus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cyperus granitophilus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-011:
Cyperus aristatus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cyperus inflexus

 

COMMON NAME:
Granite Flatsedge


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image of Cyperus granitophilus, Granite Flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_granitophilus_2478

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Cyperus granitophilus, Granite Flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_granitophilus_2478b

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Leaf blades strongly keeled, sheaths reddish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cyperus granitophilus, Granite Flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_granitophilus_2478c

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Spikes congested, subglobose. Bracts 2-5, 1-8cm long, 1-2mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cyperus granitophilus, Granite Flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_granitophilus_2478d

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

Spikelets quadrangular in cross-section, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Cyperus granitophilus, Granite Flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_granitophilus_2481

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cyperus granitophilus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus granitophilus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cyperus granitophilus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-011:
Cyperus aristatus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cyperus inflexus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3963

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Rare

Habitat: Granitic flatrocks, rarely on diabase flatrocks of the Piedmont, Altamaha Grit glades of the Coastal Plain, and sandstone outcrops of the Cumberland Plateau, 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

 

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