Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3966

Grass, Sedge, or Rush

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

Common

Look for it in dry woodlands, forests, and rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cyperus retrorsus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus retrorsus var. retrorsus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-01-036a:
Cyperus retrorsus var. retrorsus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyperus retrorsus

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyperus torreyi

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineland Flatsedge


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image of Cyperus retrorsus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyto_001_lvd

        

image of Cyperus retrorsus

Keith Bradley    kab_c_retrorsus_77984

September    Highlands County    FL

image of Cyperus retrorsus

Keith Bradley    kab_c_retrorsus_77984b

September    Highlands County    FL

Leaves mostly basal, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Cyperus retrorsus

Keith Bradley    kab_c_retrorsus_77984c

September    Highlands County    FL

Spikes cylindric or subcylindric, less than 1cm broad, less than 3x as long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.