Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3964

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Old World
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in marshes, ditches, disturbed wet areas;, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate

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 iria   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus iria   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-01-020:
Cyperus iria   FAMILY Cyperaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Rice-field Flatsedge


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image of Cyperus iria

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyir_001_lvd

        

image of Cyperus iria

Keith Bradley    kab_cyperus_iria_4515

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Bracts 3-4, 1-4mm wide. Peduncles to 6cm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cyperus iria

Keith Bradley    kab_cyperus_iria_4515b

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Spikes numerous in irregularly ascending, umbellate clusters, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cyperus iria

Keith Bradley    kab_cyperus_iria_4515c

September    Miami-Dade County    FL