Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Deep-rooted Sedge, Woodrush Flatsedge
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Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org bug_1117064
Here seen competing with cogongrass.
Charles T. Bryson, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org bug_1117097
Large more-or-less loose clumps, tenacious base deeply set in the substrate, per Cyperus entrerianus: A Little Known Aggressive Sedge in the Southeastern United States (Carter & Bryson, 1996).
Richard Carter, Valdosta State University, Bugwood.org bug_1451012
5-11 rays to 13cm long, each terminated by a dense ~ capitate spike, per Cyperus entrerianus: A Little Known Aggressive Sedge in the Southeastern United States (Carter & Bryson, 1996).
Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Non-native: temperate South America
Documented growing wild in GA - SC
Common in GA, rare in SC
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Simple - lowermost reduced & scalelike, grading to 5dm long
Rhizomes short, stout (plants in clumps)
Inflorescence is terminal
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