Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Mountains, uncommon in NC Piedmont)

Look for it in gardens, fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish
Nutlet

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus rotundus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-01-018:
Cyperus rotundus   FAMILY Cyperaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Nutsedge, Nutgrass, Cocograss