OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cyperus plukenetii   FAMILY Cyperaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus plukenetii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-034:
Cyperus plukenetii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Cyperus retrofractus var. retrofractus

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cyperus retrofractus

 

COMMON NAME:
Starburst Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Sedge


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image of Cyperus plukenetii, Starburst Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm161001_050

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

The peduncles are of unequal length, the bracts shorter than longest peduncle, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Cyperus plukenetii, Starburst Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Flatsedge, Plukenet’s Sedge

JK Marlow    jkm161001_055

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Spikes strongly obovate, composed of many sharp, backward-oriented scales, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus plukenetii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-01-034:
Cyperus plukenetii   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Cyperus retrofractus var. retrofractus

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cyperus retrofractus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4047

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, sandy woodlands, thin soils of rock outcrops, and dry, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

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