OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus   FAMILY Cyperaceae


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus odoratus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-013:
Cyperus odoratus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Cyperus ferruginescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Fragrant Flatsedge


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image of Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus, Fragrant Flatsedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyfe3_001_lvd

        

image of Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus, Fragrant Flatsedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cyod_003_lvd

        

image of Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus, Fragrant Flatsedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cyod_004_lvd

        

image of Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus, Fragrant Flatsedge

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cysp6_001_lvd

        

image of Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus, Fragrant Flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_odoratus_75364

September    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Bottle-brush shaped spike clusters radiating from whorl of leaf-like bracts, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus, Fragrant Flatsedge

Keith Bradley    kab_c_odoratus_75364b

September    Collier County    FL

Big Cypress National Preserve

Bracts numerous, 3-7mm wide. Spikes numerous, congested, loosely cylindric, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cyperus odoratus var. odoratus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus odoratus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-013:
Cyperus odoratus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Cyperus ferruginescens

 

Find by scientific name:

3965

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual?

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Look for it in low fields, marshes, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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