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


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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

image of Cyperus granitophilus, Granite Flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_granitophilus_2478d

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_2481

September    Lancaster County    SC

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve