Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
The genus Schoenoplectus has been split from Scirpus and includes plants with sessile spikelets, or with spikelets with a few branches (vs. open, widely branching inflorescences). Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Giant Bulrush, Southern Bulrush, Tule, California Bulrush
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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Habitat: marshes, per Weakley's Flora
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