Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4247

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in low fields, ditches, marshes, especially where seasonally flooded, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate (blades often absent)

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikes yellowish
Bisexual
3 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spikes yellowish
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 (5/21/15):
Cyperus flavescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyperus flavescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 030-01-004:
Cyperus flavescens   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cyperus flavescens

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Flatsedge


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image of Cyperus flavescens

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cyfl_001_lvd

        

image of Cyperus flavescens

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_cyfl_005_lvd