Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3969

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Uncommon in GA & SC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in moist depressions and seepages on granitic and other rocks, drawdown riverbanks, moist disturbed sites, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate

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 squarrosus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus squarrosus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-01-011?:
Cyperus aristatus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Cyperus aristatus

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyperus inflexus

 

COMMON NAME:
Awned Flatsedge