Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: temperate South America
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Common

Look for it in bottomland hardwood forests, coastal grasslands, marshes, vacant lots, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Simple - lowermost reduced & scalelike, grading to 5dm long
Basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short, stout (plants in clumps)

FLOWER:
Summer
Bisexual
1 stamen
Superior ovary
Inflorescence is terminal

FRUIT:
Summer
Brown
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cyperus entrerianus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus entrerianus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Deep-rooted Sedge