Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3968

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Non-native: Asia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in lawns, turf farms, athletic fields, golf courses, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose, not rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer
Bisexual or staminate
(1)2 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescences unbranched (the spikes sessile)

FRUIT:
Summer
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Cyperus metzii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kyllinga squamulata   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Kyllinga squamulata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2011)
Kyllinga squamulata

 

COMMON NAME:
Crested Greenhead Sedge


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image of Cyperus metzii, Crested Greenhead Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm180926_5006

September    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Inflorescences of former Kyliinga spp. are unbranched (the spikes sessile), per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Cyperus metzii, Crested Greenhead Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm180926_5010

September    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Plants cespitose, not rhizomatous, per Flora of North America.

image of Cyperus metzii, Crested Greenhead Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm180926_5012

September    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

Scale keel winged, laciniate, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Cyperus metzii, Crested Greenhead Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm180926_5019

September    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

The solitary spike is subglobose, 6-10mm in diameter, per Flora of North America.

image of Cyperus metzii, Crested Greenhead Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm180926_5022

September    Greenville County    SC

Furman University

3-4 leaflike involucral bracts, horizontal to slightly reflexed, flat, 1-6cm, per Flora of North America.